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The Black Hounds: Colossus

July 11, 2020
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The Black Hounds: Colossus

Groove filled, heavy and incredibly infectious, groove metal outfit The Black Hounds offer up their brand new upcoming release titled Colossus. Colossus is an appropriate title for this record as The Black Hounds’ overall sound is colossal. With massive groove laden riffs, powerful drum work and vocals that transition between gritty clean sung vocals and roars from the depths, The Black Hounds create a sound that is incredibly memorable and as mentioned infectious. Colossus features eight total cuts with each one being just as head bang inducing and as memorable as the last. There isn’t a track here that these heavy metal merchants take off as each one is just as solid, well executed and expertly performed as the last making Colossus a well rounded and cohesive effort that you have no problem with playing over and over again.

Save for the intro, the seven tracks that follow reach run times between four and seven minutes, making this release a lengthy one yet one that certainly does not seem it what so ever. With that said, even with the longer run times your attention never wavers and your head never stops bobbing. Colossus as a whole is an entirely engaging and gripping record that grabs your attention from the very get go never to let you go until the eighth and final tracks has concluded. One by one, each track will worm their way into your memory never to fade for quite some time. They will rattle around in your brain long after you are done listening only to find yourself head banging along to these tracks that have ultimately embedded themselves in your mind.

As groove filled and infectious as these tracks are, they are equally heavy and gritty as well. The Black Hounds certainly do not skimp on the heavy as each cut is a thunderous riff smorgasbord that is so undeniable and attention grabbing that you have no choice but to bang your head until it falls clean off of your shoulders. The aggression and blood pumping energy is potent and palpable all throughout ultimately whipping you into a frenzy before you know it. Colossus is not just your standard groove metal record as there is just so much more to it. More heavy, more grit, more neck snapping energy and much much more making Colossus a ruthless, whiplash inducing record that will not and cannot be denied.

This debut full length from these lads hailing from the UK is something else and certainly not something to be looked over. You are treated to eight great tracks one right after the next with no gimmicks what so ever and certainly no filler. The Black Hounds stomp forth from one track to the next with incredibly potency and energy that is palpable well beyond wherever you are listening from. Colossus is an outstanding record through and through and should stand among some of the best groove metal/heavy metal records this to be released this year.

Colossus will be released August 14th. You can pre-order the record here.

Links To Follow:

The Black Hounds Facebook

HellgardeN: Learned To Play Dirty (Single)

July 25, 2019
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HellgardeN: Learned To Play Dirty (Single)

Hailing from Brazil comes four piece groove metal outfit HellgardeN. Evoking influences from Pantera and the like, HellgardeN play a punchy and ultimately neck bending style of metal that gets your head banging in no time at all. Through this near five minute track you will come face to face with excellent guitar work, a great drum performance, rumbling bass lines and gritty gravel filled vocals that are screamed through the wall of groove filled metal. Learned To Play Dirty is a great head banging offering that leaves you wanting more and more as you wait in anticipation of their next full release. This is a great track through and through, one that will get stuck in your head for some time to come and a great indicator of what is to come from this band. Check out the official video for Learned To Play Dirty below!

Links To Follow:

HellgardeN Facebook

Addict: Against You All

May 25, 2019
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Addict: Against You All

Combining a potent mix of groove and death metal, Addict creates an intense and head bang worthy sound. From track one to track five, Addict offers up great musicianship and gritty vocals that gets you mashing your brain against your skull in no time. Each track within Against You All is an infectious and memorable offering that gets right under your skin. Burying its hooks in you from the get go, Against You All gets you coming back for more death metal punishment over and over again. Each track is a well rounded attack filled with crunching riffs that are only to be paired with skull bashing drumming that gets your neck cranking before you know it.

Ever uncompromising, Addict comes at you with an intense sound that is hard to deny. Each track is an explosive and energetic offering that gets you up and thrashing around for some time. Against You All contains five great tracks that are as memorable as they are neck bending heavy providing you with an overall well rounded sound that gets embedded in your mind for some time. There is no bullshit here as what you get is five straight tracks of unwavering groove filled death metal from the drop of the first note the calling of the final note.

With a great balance of old-school death metal and the sounds of the new era of death, Addict creates a diverse and varied sound that is hard to ignore. Each track is just as well executed and crafted as the last gifting you with an overall cohesive and skull shattering listen. Never are you to get a break as Addict ushers forth one track right after the next with reckless abandon. Save for the intro, you are not treated to a moment of solace until all is said and done and you are left with nothing but silence until you hit play again for more death metal destruction.

Overall, Against You All is a great debut EP for these groove filled corpse hoarders. Front to back, the musicianship is great, the production is solid and the vocals are top notch, all to present you with a memorable, engaging and entirely heavy release that gets your head banging nearly immediately.

Links To Follow:

Addict Bandcamp

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