Black Breath
Heavy Breathing


4.0
excellent

Review

by fromtheinside USER (130 Reviews)
July 2nd, 2010 | 116 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: i would like to introduce you to the best hardcore album of 2010.

Black Breath are filthy. Arranging hardcore around black metal, death metal, and at times even some thrash (but not enough to ruin it) the band are a force to be reckoned with. Built with thick heavy riffs and a ridiculous groove imprint for the rhythm section the band create one of the most unique takes on the hardcore regime today.

Starting with N. McAdams as lead vocalist, the man’s got some pipes, ranging from death metal growls to throat ripping screams the man adds a profound dimension to the modern hardcore scene of brodowns and fist pumping. He tears apart each track from the ass up, like on I Am Beyond after the tirade opener, he lets loose a ravaging and unrestrained scream that propels the second verse to a new level.

Guitarists, T. Fundler and M. Ace (I promise that’s all there is on these guys’ names) slaughter the mark all across this cd. Eat the Witch for example is a storm and a half of aggression that relies solely on the leads and sick chug riffs that amazingly never grow dull. The songs are crafted intelligently to use the similar dynamics, a quick hammered intro which shifts into an either wild break down Children of the Horn or a vicarious build up for the flat out assault of riffage Escape From Death. This band also has a bassist who time and time again begs to be known like the fap worthy Unholy Virgin.

The entire album presents a dark and rugged atmosphere that can only be perfected with each member contributing at the top of their game. Album closer Wewhocannotbenamed is a great example of this, the riff is delicate and haunting, and is excelled with the thick undertone of the bass riding with it. Drummer J. Byrum who I’ve criminally failed to mention thus far, puts on the performance of his life with this album and this song is a perfect highlight.

The cohesiveness of this group is what makes this cd so powerful. Album opener Black Sin sets the tone of bone crushing madness and never lets up. Each song is attention grabbing from the opening seconds, and it’s a no mystery as to why, the songs are fun, rambunctious and distinct enough that repeated listens are a must.

Recommended Tracks: Unholy Virgin, Virus, I Am Beyond.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
fromtheinside
July 2nd 2010


18717 Comments


quick write up for this ass raping.

Digging: Devin Townsend Project - Z2

Thor
July 2nd 2010


10200 Comments


saw these guys a few weeks ago when they opened for Converge

reminded me more of Entombed than anything else

fromtheinside
July 2nd 2010


18717 Comments


agreed, its because of that similarity i even bothered w/ these guys in the first place.

how are they live?

Thor
July 2nd 2010


10200 Comments


pretty decent, some good circle pits were had

but playing before Gaza and Converge is a pretty hard thing to do

KILL
July 2nd 2010


71957 Comments


yea but look at veil of maya

Digging: Exodus - Blood In, Blood Out

jingledeath
July 2nd 2010


7104 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

album's pretty goood

Slum
July 3rd 2010


2579 Comments


One review per day, BRO

fromtheinside
July 3rd 2010


18717 Comments


lol ok slum

Slum
July 3rd 2010


2579 Comments


i'm really upset with you.

fromtheinside
July 3rd 2010


18717 Comments


get the album and we'll talk about it over lunch tomorrow.

JumpTheF**kUp
July 3rd 2010


2710 Comments


yeah, this is rad

Drunk
July 3rd 2010


229 Comments


not liking this

Asiatic667
July 3rd 2010


4648 Comments


i would like to introduce you to the best hardcore album of 2010.

Amazing, you have a time machine?

FreePizzaDay
July 3rd 2010


1526 Comments


Band was excellent live. Their merch guy had a seizure en route to Cleveland, so they ended up getting to the show way late, but Converge offered to play after Lewd Acts and have Black Breath wrap up the night. I was pretty impressed, though I way way too tired from Converge to do much.

EyesWideShut
July 3rd 2010


3179 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

been meaning to check this out for some time. the time is now ...

TBliss
July 3rd 2010


987 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Rules

Gyromania
July 3rd 2010


15941 Comments


i would like to introduce you to the best hardcore album of 2010.

Hardcore's best of 2010 is a 4?

Digging: Lantlos - .neon

fromtheinside
July 3rd 2010


18717 Comments


i'm sorry, should it be a 5?

cvlts
July 3rd 2010


8967 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

band tore shit up in seattle.

have a hard time calling this hardcore, though.

fromtheinside
July 3rd 2010


18717 Comments


practice.



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