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bombscare bastionsofblood
Artist: Bombscare
Title: Bastions of Blood
Genre: Thrash Metal
Release Date: 22nd March 2020
Label: self-released

Review Flash

There are a few different kinds of Thrash Metal: Noisy with clean vocals, noisy with shouts / raw vocals, technical with clean vocals and technical with raw vocals and of course the NWOBHM inspired stuff. BOMBSCARE play a melodic kind of Thrash with raw, chaotic vocals and even a few elements of Death Metal and Doom (as in ‘Shadow Nocturne’). Patrick Murphy’s voice is a matter of taste, his rawness and intonation reminds me of a mix of Lemmy Kilmister and Tom Araya (I bet there’s people who love that idea). The band was formed in 2013 in the city of Bakersfield, California and I don’t know what is in the water in Bakersfield but these guys sound pissed like hell (riffs like gunfire, drums of death and a vocalist that shreds you to pieces). I really have to highlight Fernando Villagran on this, what a beast of a drummer! The only let down is that I really can’t make out the bass (but this problem is nothing new as almost every band with two guitars misses the sound of the bass).

Conclusion: My favourites are ‘Cognitive Split’ and ‘Shadow Nocturne’ as they are totally different in punch and impression yet both songs are brutal as fuck and get the aggression across perfectly.

Rating: 7 / 10

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