DRAWN AND QUARTERED
RETURN OF THE BLACK DEATH
Gargling vocals and blast beats aplenty are staples of Seattle’s Drawn and Quartered’s nine-track assault of your headspace, as this bloodfeast is as nasty as death metal gets. Brimming with blistering guitar work and subliminal melodies underneath the maelstrom of metal, tracks like “A Forest of Gore” meshes the wares of Cannibal Corpse and Nile so well, you’d think the two bands had joined forces. The best attribute these merchants of the macabre have is that they know how to groove as well as they grind, keeping the mood foreboding enough to properly build up cranium cracking crescendos on tracks like “As Fools Fall” that will have you begging for mercy. Horns up, this one rocks.