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Swedish act Trendkill hits all the peaks that '90s metal stars Machine Head and Sepultura reach on their nine-track scream-a-thon NO LONGER BURIED. Meshing the power groove guitars of Pantera and relentless vocal wails with machine gun rhythms and dissonant riffs, at times like "Break the Silence" and "Nothing for Granted" they sound all VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER, while "Dedication" demonstrates the outfit's technically-sound Meshuggah approach. While Trendkill does nothing wrong, seldom you'll find a moment on this nine-track disc that transcends to the next level of metal supremacy, instead opting to play it safe, loud, and heavy with few sharp turns or unexpected twists built in their durable yet routine assault.
- Mike SOS