A LIFE ONCE LOST
Meshuggah plus Lamb of God equals? A Life Once Lost, who once again rises from metal’s underground to bring us HUNTER. This titanic Philadelphia-based troupe’s latest 11-track sojourn, lovingly given the metallic treatment by Scrap 60 Productions, features crushing grooves colliding with pummeling rhythms on brazen tracks such as “A Rush & Seige” and the blistering “Vultures”, which boasts a guest vocal by Randy Blythe of Lamb of God. Deliberately bashing riffs that embody machine-like precision and sludge-driven savagery, tracks like “Pain & Panic” will beat you into submission just on the serpentine vocal performance alone. Looking for a clinically brutal release? Look no further than HUNTER, an album whose thrash metal stuck in mud style is the perfect middle ground between Pantera and Zao.