Feral-Dragged To The Alter
ibex Moon Records 2011
Entombed's "Wolverine Blues" introduced the world to the sound that would be known as death n' roll. And while Entombed themselves dismissed the notion that it was anything more than a natural progression of their sound the fact is that the combination of death metal and hard rock is pretty cool to these ears. Sweden's Feral are the latest band to embrace this sound and on Dragged To The Alter they pull it off with flying colors. Formed in 2003 as a "joke band" by vocalist Hook and bassist Valmer the band would go through numerous line up changes before settling on right line up. After touring with Master and Six Feet Under (and releasing the acclaimed Welcome To The Graveyard demo) the group caught the eye of ibex Moon Records and the rest is history. Rounded out by Damien - Drums,Svarte Petter - Lead Guitar and Markus "Big Mac" Lindahl - Guitar the group have crafted a promising debut. Start to finish this is a fast and furious (and rocking) piece of metal. I loved "Howling", "Welcome The The Graveyard" and "The Curse Of The Casket". Check it out for yourself when it's released in April.