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Misguided Aggression – Flood The Common Ground

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , , on 14th June 2012 by tobiasgray

Band: Misguided Aggression
Release date: 28 June 2011
Genre: Death Metal
Label: Year Of The Sun Records

You have about half a minute to prepare yourself before Misguided Aggression drop a slab of heavy, heavy death metal on your cranium!  These Canadians don’t mess around.  Seriously, from opener Winter Soldier onwards, it’s just one crushing, staccato riff assault after another.  Vocalist Rob DeMedeiros provides consistent gravelly roars throughout, his politically charged rage similar to God Forbid in delivery.

Fans of Decapitated and Meshuggah (without the ‘Math’ insanity) will enjoy sinking their teeth into this, and though there are hardcore elements in the songs, Flood The Common Ground is thankfully light on breakdowns.  In fact, the scarcity of dedicated breakdowns means that when they do drop, they bludgeon the listener with even more power.

Each song is brief , and they have clearly spent alot of time in rehearsal, cutting all filler from the tracks and tightening everything to laser guided accuracy.  The production is crisp, and the the end result is an album of punchy, brutal, uncompromising metal.  Longest track ‘The First Stone’ provides the standout moments, deviating from the midpaced grooves to include a barrage of blasts and dissonent harmonies, demonstrating the depths this band has at their disposal.

Ontario has 5 talented musicians to be proud of here…although I wouldn’t want to meet them in a dark alley – scary dudes!

4.5/5

Tobias Gray

 

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God Forbid Release Part 2 of “The Making of Equilibrium” Video Series

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 28th February 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

The Making of Equilibrium video series gives an exclusive first look at God Forbid’s upcoming album from inside the studio. Part 2 features exclusive footage with bassist John Outcalt working on and discussing Equilibrium. “This album’s our best one yet – it’s head and shoulders above the previous records.” – Let’s hope so, John!

 

Pre-orders and package deals for Equilibrium, featuring brand new merch, are now available here.

 

Tour Dates with Overkill:

04/20/2012 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
04/21/2012 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
04/22/2012 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
04/23/2012 – Columbus, OH @ Screamin Willies
04/24/2012 – Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
04/25/2012 – Chicago, IL @ BOTTOM LOUNGE
04/26/2012 – Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
04/27/2012 – Denver, CO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER
04/28/2012 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
04/29/2012 – Seattle, WA @ EL CORAZON
05/01/2012 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
05/02/2012 – San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom At The Regency
05/03/2012 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
05/05/2012 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
05/06/2012 – Dallas, TX @ TREES
05/08/2012 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
05/09/2012 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ CULTURE ROOM
05/10/2012 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
05/11/2012 – West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
05/12/2012 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

 

Cornered Official Audio Clip from Equilibrium

 

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