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Traditional death metal that follows the late 80's and early 90's formula
This is the debut album for Dutch death metal act Bullcreek. The band features members of Burial and concentrates on the old-school Floridian death style. Comparisons could be made to Amon Amarth vocally but I also hear some older Hypocrisy in the delivery as well. Rhythm guitars are heavy as Hades and there is some good lead work. Highlights are "Bullhead" and "The Monastery", the latter sounding like Unleashed. Wish I had the album cover on a shirt!
Recommended for fans of: Hypocrisy, Edge of Sanity, Malevolent Creation
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