Tuesday, July 12, 2011
This is how it's done, kids
Such a sick track! What absolutely makes it is the contrast between the frantic main riff and the epic, lifting effect of those two chords that hit at 00:9. I guess that's the "chorus." I also love the use of the brutal death metal vocals. Those guttural roars and the stark minimalism of the riffing give the track a barbaric atmosphere more akin to death or black metal than what we usually expect from hardcore.
This is off their 2002 full-length Kaos Och Djavulskap. Unfortunately, the rest of the album just isn't as good--a few cool tracks, but a little generic and nowhere near as heavy as this track. If you want to hear more by these guys, I'd suggest their 2004 split with Canadian metalpunx Legion 666. At this point Bombstrike had developed a more distinctive style, kicking up the speed and spitting out well-crafted riffs with lots of chords in them. Momentum to send you hurtling across the circle pit, or into a line of riot cops.