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WALLS OF JERICHO
WITH DEVILS AMONGST US ALL
TRUSTKILL

Armed with a lesson in perserverance and stuffed to the gills with flashes of hardcore breakdown brilliance, the latest endeavor from Detroit's Walls of Jericho cuts to the quick with metallic guitars and face-splitting female vocals. On WITH DEVILS AMONGST US, this quintet stands beside acts like Sworn Enemy, Full Blown Chaos, and Hatebreed in the upper echelon by fusing the brutality of East Coast hardcore with intriguing metal nuances. Crushing skulls with layered twin guitar chuggings aplenty, tracks like "And Hope To Die" and "Try.Fail.Repeat." give the kids a multitude of moshpit fodder to kill themselves to, while the dueling Ozzfest jumpdafuckup versus throwing haymakers in the pit rhythms implemented on "Welcome Home" summon cues for those not participating to run for cover. Providing a solid mix of rousing metalcore anthems like "I Know Hollywood and You Ain't It" and "A Trigger Full of Promises", Walls of Jericho have stepped up their game tremendously, honing the songwriting methods connecting today's masses of misspent youth to their rage while retaining the integrity of their underground hardcore roots on this triumphant 11-track disc.
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