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Undoubtedly raging yet in need of a bit of self-editing, Jacksonville, FL quartet Lokyata straddle the line between scathing death metal and run of the mill metalcore trappings on the six-track PURIFIED BY ANGER. Abrasive vocals and furious fretwork flurries adorn cuts like "Solitude", while "What You Have Given Me" throws every moshpit trick in the book out with moderate success. Disturbing album artwork of a shirtless man dragging a seemingly dead woman in the woods with shovel in tow adds to the redneck mystique, yet ultimately Lokyata's crushingly pounding delivery on songs like the title track yield massive breakdowns that aren't new but still manage to raise hell.
- Mike SOS