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Band
Bastardator
Title
Identify the Dead
Type
LP/EP
Company
Morbid Moon
YOR
2008
Style
Thrash
5/1/2010 - Review by: Eric Compton
An uncompromising jolt of nostalgia
Here come's Canada flying that heavy metal banner once again. Already showcasing a ton of youthful traditionalists, Bastardator arrives out of fertile Ottawa with a hard-on for rough thrash. Iron Angel, Blessed Death and Razor could be the cause. With a bass-heavy production, noisy, distorted strings and raw gravel-throat vocals, 'Identify the Dead' is an uncompromising jolt of nostalgia. 'Conquistador' is fast-hands on the kit, rhythm charging and dangling somewhere in the hot winds of Hell. 'Power of the Templars' is mid-tempo crunch and vocalist Jeff Laflamme reminds me of Kronos (Venom). Pick one out? I'd go with 'Entrenched'.
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
3.5
MUSIC
3.5
VOCALS
3
PRODUCTION
3
ARTWORK
3.5
LYRICS
3.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: BASTARDATOR
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Identify the Dead
2008
Morbid Moon
Eric Compton5/1/2010
3.5

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