By Gruesome Greg If he’s not exactly a household name, it’s worth noting that Selim Lemouchi was the main songwriter behind Dutch occult-rock outfit…
By Gruesome Greg Ten minutes of Arizona sludge brought to you by the fine folks at The Compound. Godhunter kicks things off with “Vulture’s Wake,” a…
By Gruesome Greg Sure, there’s certainly no shortage of silly European band names, but Drawers!? If you’re going to name yourself after furniture, at…
Don’t get me wrong, [Chron Goblin] could still be considered desert rock (hell, they even crossed the pond and played Desertfest), but there’s a bit more of a bluesy influence here, a little more up-tempo approach—but with some very heavy riffs thrown in for good measure.
Hellbound Metal: ” Odori Sepulcrorum is a sprawling and magnificent brew of the crushing might of death metal, the downtrodden scope of doom and the atmosphere of black metal. It presses in on the consciousness, making its victims uncomfortable in the least, and rendered mad at its best.”
Hellbound Metal: “The result is an album which is admirable in its aesthetic approach, but nonetheless disappointingly mundane in its musical execution.”
Hellbound Metal: “Bottom line, if you enjoy the Georgia sludge sounds of Black Tusk, this’ll certainly whet your appetite.”
Overall, Full Pull is a terrific outing for Bullet and their first for Nuclear Blast. While the album contains little in the way of surprises, the songs are strong and catchy with great sing along choruses. Sometimes, that’s all you really need in a record.
I hate to self-plagiarize, but this line is good enough for me to recycle: “This was my third time seeing Accept in the last three years, something which, had you told me I’d be saying come 2012 back when I was, well, 12, I’d probably have assumed they’d just invented time travel by then or something.”
Jason Wellwood reviews the new self-titled third album by Threat Signal and then interviews Jon Howard about the new album, touring internationally and their upcoming tour in 2012 North American tour with Children Of Bodom.