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 as
s 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
, I Am Beyond