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I Hate Records
Wow, pure speed overload! This one churns and burns like the group's namesake Iron Angel. This is German speed worship, similar to mid-era Kreator and Sodom with those blackend vocals ala Venom's echoed wails. I love what the band does with the tempo changes, transforming from mach speed to 80s guitar hooks. Think of Witchburner hitting on Mercyful Fate's chop block, adding some additional dynamics to an otherwise speedfest of riffs. This is out now on I Hate Records and marks the band's second full length album.
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3.5 :AVE RATING
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RATING Bloodrust Scythe 2010 I Hate Records Eric Compton 7/26/2010 3.5
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