Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Godless Rising - Battle Lords

Genre: Death Metal
Year: 2007

For those who don't know, Godless Rising are a fairly new band who formed 3 years ago. The band features ex-Vital Remains vocalist, Jeff Gruslin. "Battle Lords" is the 2nd album from Godless Rising and their best yet. "Battle Lords" truely lives up to it's name. This is the soundtrack to war! What we have here is death metal with some hints of black metal. Jeff proves he still has it. This is his best vocal peformance to date. The guitar work on Battle Lords is very technical yet it isn't total wank like Necrophagist. This album does not run out of riffs. Paul Flynn (ex-Vital Remains) and Mike Lecam (ex-Ritual Sacrifice) are criminally underrated guitarists that deserve much more praise. They are up there with K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton. Highlights are "Heathen's Rage", "Battle Lords", "Sadistic Ritual Carnage", "Ancient Grave Lands", "Beyond The Graves We Desecrate", and "Revelation of The Dead King." This album gets better with each listen too. "Battle Lords" shits all over the trendy deathcore and "br00tal" slam-death bands. It will trample the scene kid posers and the Vanilla Ice wanna-be's who call himselfs "death metal fans" these days.

If you want epic satanic death metal, I highly reccomend this album! You won't be dissapoited.

Overall Rating: 10/10

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