A LIFE ONCE LOST
"Hunter" (Ferret; 2005)
Reviewed by Mike SOS
Meshuggah plus Lamb of God equals ... what? 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 & Siege" 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 with 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.
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A classic. This record will kick your ass.
Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.
So-so. You've heard better.
Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.
Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.
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