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Band
Battlecross
Title
War of Will
Type
LP/EP
Company
Metal Blade
YOR
2013
Style
Thrash
2/22/2017 - Review by: Eric Compton
A little more melody and a faster pace
Extreme heavyweight Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder) steps in to produce what is essentially the second full-length from the Michigan youths. 'War of Will' follows the same footsteps as the previous record but with a little more melody and a faster pace. It's ten songs but weighs in at just over a half hour. That's short and to the point. My go to instantly is 'Never Coming Back', racked with double-bass penetration and diverse vocals. The guitar lead at 1:54 kills it before hitting that galloping triplet riff. Kudos to 'Beast' and its basic Neanderthal crunch. Some statements are better left simple.
Recommended for fans of: Skeleton Witch
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
3.5
MUSIC
3.5
VOCALS
3.5
PRODUCTION
4
ARTWORK
3
LYRICS
3.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: BATTLECROSS
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Pursuit of Honor
2011
Metal Blade
Eric Compton2/22/2017
3.5
Rise to Power
2015
Metal Blade
Eric Compton1/1/2015
3.5
War of Will
2013
Metal Blade
Eric Compton2/22/2017
3.5

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: BATTLECROSS
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