Global Slaughter begins with a dramatic and theatrical intro that not only pulls you in to the record but also makes you feel as though your time on this earth has come. Around the one minute mark the suspenseful and ominous intro fades and you quickly become under fire from a barrage of blasting drums and hellish shrieking vocals. This opening salvo just so happens to be the title track and the mark of the end of your days to come. Global Slaughter really is a slaughter and once you are done listening you feel as though you have been chewed up and spit out. This record is a force as it is undeniably neck breaking and skull caving from the first note until the final one.
This new release from A Night In Texas deals with the human condition, our political landscape as well as the permanent and irreversible damage that we have done to the earth among other things, and the way that these death dealers get you to pay attention is by blasting it straight in to your skull. Each track on this release including the two minute interlude Mors Ludicrum is a non-stop heavy handed beating. Global Slaughter is a potent and punishing record that doesn’t let its foot off of your throat even for a second. Each minute of this released is filled with unrelenting and skull beating deathcore. With breakdowns that are designed to shatter spines, gut ripping riffs, blasting drums and larynx shredding vocals, you are treated to a wholly chaotic and life stealing listen.
While Global Slaughter certainly is undeniably heavy, A Night In Texas incorporates a little bit of an atmospheric element throughout each track as well. This atmosphere that A Night In Texas creates isn’t one that is soothing by any means. Instead this atmosphere is sinister and adds a little more urgency in to each track as well. The little bits of atmosphere that are added in to each of the ten tracks works excellently along side the absolutely bludgeoning onslaught. It provides you with a sense of dread and ominous despair and that just ends up working so well with the overall sound as well as the message that is being portrayed.
Global Slaughter is an excellent follow up to their debut full length The God Delusion. This is a focused monster of a record that you will have a hard time putting down. It is clean, tightly knit, well performed and crafted and what you get as an end result is a savage bone breaking release. In the two years since The God Delusion came out it seems as though A Night In Texas’ sound and overall writing has matured and become more focused and that ultimately created this behemoth of a record, and god damn it definitely is.
Overall, Global Slaughter is a very good album, one that will I’m sure be on repeat for many a number of people for some time to come. Global Slaughter is memorable, heavy, neck breaking and an overall entertaining and solid release.
Global Slaughter will be out December 11, 2017
Check out their official music video for Population Extermination below!
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