There are so many sub-genres and offshoots of metal these days I tend to stick to the few I know and rarely stray from my happy place. With that said, every once and awhile a band will come along that appeals to me and I feel I need to learn more.
2011 was a great year for music. We saw the release of Black Dahlia Murder’s Ritual, Between the Buried and Me’s The Parallax (Hypersleep Dialogues), Sixx AM’s This is Gonna Hurt, Motorhead’s The World is Yours, and countless others that appeared on my year end list.
We all know by now my feelings on bad Metalcore and the rare, excellent Metalcore. Lets keep is simple: love the excellent, loathe the bad! See… simple! Also you know when I find a band I like I really love to shove them down your throat.
Before I start the review of Prosthetic Record’s Ramming Speed I just need to go through a quick check list to get my thoughts in order. 1 – Short energy filled songs filled with anger as influenced by Punk: CHECK!
Before listening to Grenouer’s new album “Blood on the Face” I decided to do a little research on the band; mainly because I have never really heard any of their material and I was fascinated with the fact that they are attributed to being one of the founders of Underground Metal in Russia.