c244749286 Some bands are a little more difficult, like Polands Behemoth, which are one of the few bands to be described as blackened death metal. Whatever the case, folks are restless, and it's exciting. SENTENCED! Sentenced to life! - 92% AndromedaUnchained, June 11th, 2012 Prev Next First Last This isn't normally the type of release I'd expect from Southern Lord, and all I can say is fuck. They recorded again with Converge's Kurt Ballou, who again does a great job, and they've upped the pace considerably-- see the excellent standout "Home of the Grave", perhaps the most "groove"-oriented song on the album. Slayer is thrash, Mayhem is black metal, Vader is death metal, etc. ships out within 5 days Buy Now $15 USD or more Send as Gift . Black Breath also treat us to a nice variety of sounds across the album's admittedly short run time. Don't let the hair fool you: Black Breath are, more or less, a hardcore band.
The vocals are really punky here. I heard a track on a best of 2010 podcast by the Requiem Metal Podcast fellas and sought out this band. Having retained this niche sound on their 2008 EP, their debut full length (Heavy Breathing 2010) and this sophomore effort, theyve essentially hammered out their craft to as close as perfection as humanly possible. Once I got my hands on that album it quickly became my favorite release of the year. This is the kind of album you headbang to from start to finish, and I shudder to think how much destruction these psychopaths could create live. Lambgoat. Throughout, the much-improved vocalist Neil McAdams leads plenty of shout-along choruses, like the one on the opener "Feast of the Damned" and it's mosh breakdowns. Hell, this boasts suitable crossover appeal to fans of crust too, definitely some crusty vibes going on here. The production is ideal here, with the guitars utilizing that Swedish buzz-saw guitar sound which you can't help but love, and the drums sound natural, really smashing through your speakers.