Warbeast
Krush the Enemy


4.0
excellent

Review

by CaptainHadouken USER (22 Reviews)
March 15th, 2013 | 8 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Oh Hell Yeah.

Texas has many things it is known for. The Alamo, Rattlesnakes, Austin 3:16, and of course Pantera. Pantera became the savior of metal during the 90's, and in many ways influenced much of the metal we hear today. This review isn't about the cowboys from hell though, however, it's about a band that carries the same Texas metal spirit. Thus, we enter Warbeast.

Krush the Enemy Is one hell of a good time. It has spine-crushing vocals, Technical yet thrashy guitar riffs, groovy base, and of course heavy drumming for days. Taking this album seriously was pretty difficult. Not because of anything extremely bad, but because of all the Head-banging that was happening. There in lies a few things that make this album feel a little off. The influence to Pantera is a no-brainer. There are moments where it feels like its a little too influenced though. Warbeast however has taken the songs and fashioned towards being very fresh and vitalizing. In this way the most of the songs gain a separate feel, and contributes to not make all the songs sound like an over-influenced album, much like Trivum's The Crusade was towards Metallica.

If i had anything to say about lyrics, its would be that Krush the Enemy Pretty much sums up a lot of lyrical material on the album. I don't see that as an overly negative thing. it works, it kicks ass and it takes no prisoners. Sometimes it does feel like Krush the enemy could have a bit more than just, you know, krushing the enemy. Still, it over-all works, and the lyrics fit the band. Hence the ass-kicking.

Instrument wise, these guys can hold their own. The guitar riffs go from groove to thrash with ease, and the solos are pretty Monstrous. Just listen to Born with a Blackened heart if you need more convincing. Openers like Krush the enemy and Unleashed draw you in and give you the feel for the album. Scorched earth policy is a great example of where a good groove breakdown just works, and works all too well. The album never seems to slow down, nor does it tread far from the same style. In some ways Krush the Enemy can feel slightly generic. That being said, as a whole, War beast has done pretty well to change it up somewhat on many tracks. Listening to the Ending track, We are the vultures, had an impact to compared in difference to tracks like Guardian angel Helped see a consistency to make it feel a lot less generic.

In closing, gotta say it was awesome just being submerged in some great thrash metal. While points were made during the listen, once again, its too good to not thrash-out to. While it has a few small things with it that made the rating a bit less, They are minor and did not make the listening experience unenjoyable. Will This be listened to again after this review? Ohhhhh Hell yeah.

Recommended Tracks

Unleashed
Scorched Earth Policy
Born of with a Blackened Heart
We are the Vultures



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CaptainHadouken
March 15th 2013


1960 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Had to do it, album gets there

tempest--
March 15th 2013


13631 Comments


This review needs some serious grammatical work.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
March 15th 2013


19798 Comments


@LloydNewgreen,

the key is to actually point out those grammar mistakes for the writer :P

"This review isn't about the cowboys from hell though, however, its about a band that carries the same Texas metal spirit"

missing an apostrophe on it's (in the second paragraph as well)

"It has Spine-crushing" (no need to capitalize spine)

"I don't see that as a overly negative" AN overly negative

"Head-banging " (also no need to capitalize ;P)

There are some more words that shouldn't be capitalized and such. Just trying to be helpful...fix these erros and I will reward your effort with a pos. Also one more thing i have to add : P

"Warbeast does do well to try to make this their own however, which makes most of the songs feel like theirs."

I feel like you can word this differently since you are almost repeating yourself in a way. maybe change it to something like this...."Warbeat does well to try to make this album their own however, which keeps the songs feeling fresh and memorable. (something along those lines doesn't have to be worded exactly like that. I just think you can make that sentence stronger. ok i'm done lol)






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CaptainHadouken
March 15th 2013


1960 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks atari for pointing out all the grammer issues for this. I had just finished the album and was kinda half-awake
writing this one. Yeah i really wish they had a preview option before these things are published. Even when i read through
it on the writing page, still comes up short.

Skel-satan: Just don't do like me and be half awake when you write it. XD

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
March 15th 2013


19798 Comments


no problem don't forget you can edit your reviews as many times as you'd like!

CaptainHadouken
March 16th 2013


1960 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, heh, im working on it. So now i get to drive 7 hours today sooo fun stuff, luckily i won't much else to do on this work trip but to edit stuff.

bloc
March 16th 2013


34873 Comments


I'll be checking this out probably

CaptainHadouken
March 17th 2013


1960 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well fixed most of the grammer, and some wording issues.



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