Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Black Breath-Razor to oblivion


Southern Lord

I have heard good albums that were basic in nature. I have also heard plenty of albums that combine different styles with great results. However it's not all that often that a band can do both of the above and make it look easy. Yet that is exactly what this band does on this EP. Imagine taking the full throttle grit of Motorhead, the sludge of Black Sabbath, the raw energy of Discharge, the volume of early Entombed and then stirring all of those together into meaty mix and then dumping it out with a fuzzy and thick production. That's a start for what is going on here. However that description doesn't quite do them justice. Black Breath take a lot of different sounds and melt them into a brutal attack. The results is solid kick in the head that had me addicted right away. They are not exactly adding a lot that's new. Yet it's the method of twisting their influences together that works to their advantage because you feel like you are getting a lot all at one. Indeed you are as Black Breath manage to assault the senses within seconds and pull you down into their own hard world where the massive riffs and overwhelming beats overtake you. I wish it was a full length as it did seem to end quick, but my solution was to play it again and again.

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Blogger The Mule said...

I ordered this a few weeks ago. Looking forward to its arrival!

2:19 PM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

I agree wholeheartedly. They are almost done recording their full-length, albeit has it they're going for a darker sound. I really dug this EP hard, though.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

The Mule-Hope you enjoy it.

Ray-I heard that promo copies of the full length will be coming out fairly soon.

5:16 PM  

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