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Execution of Violence
Provides some decent death metal for the masses
With their sophomore release, Bloodstrike offers up some pretty aggressive death metal that lacks just a little in the vocal department. Combining elements of doom along with catchy, hook-laden riffing, you won't be able to get through thirty seconds of a track without banging your head. The vocals were a bit underwhelming as I didn't really feel the venom coming through and they were more a moist, growled whisper than a guttural bellow or animalistic scream that I've come to expect from the death metal world. But all things considered, there's definitely a lot to like on this release and things look bright for this band moving forward.
Recommended for fans of: Obituary, Monstrosity
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RATING Execution of Violence 2017 Redefining Darkness Greg Watson 11/14/2017 3.5
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