Black Breath - Razor To Oblivion
"Razor To Oblivion" checks in and out in about 20 minutes, but that is enough time for metalheads to rejoice. Seattle's Black Breath, in four short songs, lays waste to the ears with brutal Slabbaths of riffs and manic drumming. The vocals may be a bit pedestrian at times, but music is such a pile-driver that who cares?
The title track would raise you up even at your most listless and limp. The other three, especially "Fatal Error" and "Beneath the Crust," shred with evil grooves. All the songs have a timeless quality, and would hold their own in any rock era. This is a band that knows how to plug in, turn it up, and plow through songs with gleeful destruction, borrowing the best from speed, sludge, and classic metal for their own dark stew.
Originally released on their own Hot Mass Records, "Razor To Oblivion" debuts on CD for Southern Lord, that master label known for finding the best of what is left out there in terms of metal and harder rock.Black Breath-and why hasn't someone thought of that name before this?-come out of the gate strong on this first release, and are working on what will most certainly be a monster debut full-length
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