"Promo 2005" (Independent; 2006)

Reviewed by Edwin Van Hoof

Bulldozer Breed's "Promo 2005" is a full frontal old school metalcore attack, with power and enthusiasm exploding off of the edges of this silver spinner! The band rose from the ashes of Dutch underground heroes Chronic Noise to embark into new territory. On drums we find Elegy's Bart Bisseling (also ex-Chronic Noise), guitars Willem ‘Riffmeister’ Verachtert and on bass / vocals Jorik Arts. All are renowned for their previous recordings and every single one is capable of bringing out the best.

The title track sets a standard for what to expect. An energetic and groovy metal track reminiscent of the old Biohazard. Jorik screams out his lungs, while the razor sharp playing of ‘Riffmeister’ Willem is the highlight. Overwhelmed by the explosion of drums and guitars, one is lead to the second track which offers a more direct and compact approach. The song “This Mortal Soul” could have easily been featured on “Chapter 13” from another Dutch outfit, Gorefest. It slowly creeps up to you and terrorizes your very being. Sirens wail and an air strike follows. Good old Mötörhead comes by with a solid groove in “The March” and a full shred mid section in the best Metallica vein. The guitar solo is edgy and cuts deep. “Savory” wraps up this five track demo release. The song is strong and direct, combining the immaculate power of this era’s speedrock with a seventies touch of loud metal and core. The track sticks with ya for quite a while, I assure you! 

Bulldozer Breed offers us a full body blow with this four track demo CD. Though the CD is a demo recording, it never shows through in the production. This CD is packed with high energy power metalcore, buoyed by shiny metallic riffs and a rock solid foundation. 

With the music offered at hand, this band has a solid chance of landing themselves a deal. 

Bulldozer Breed: Bart Biseling - drums; Willem Verachtert – guitars; Jorik Arts – bass / vocals. 

For more information, check out http://www.bulldozerbreed.nl

Rating Guide:

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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