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How do they do it? I wasn’t sure they could top their 2009 Hell Blade release, but I believe they have now. The album does not stray far from their sound, but has a slightly more beefed-up feel. The riffs are heavy as always, but the guitar tone seems more full, giving everything a heavier punch throughout. With a release this full of solid tracks, it is hard to pinpoint any as being real stand-out cuts, but if pressed, I am drawn to songs like “Let it Rock” (check out the breakdown and style changes here), and “Judgment Day” (just so grindingly heavy). While Josh does an amazing job on vocals as always, we are introduced to the band’s new singer, Brian Phyll Miller, who takes over on just one track, the title track. With a slightly more smooth/melodic sound to his style (at least on the one track here), it is not too radically different from Josh’s, and so we’ll have to see what he has in him when he hear him on a full release.


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