"Death Prevails" (Nuclear Blast; 2008)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Neophytic German metal troupe Hackneyed play with the deathcore style sharply in focus on their nine-track disc "Death Prevails."

Undoubtedly heavy yet lacking development in spots, this act -- whose median age is merely 16 -- have drawn from extreme metal's elite to compose a rough-around-the-edges sonic battering on cuts like "Gut Candy" and "Axe Splatter."

Liberal in their use of technical death metal elements and gore metal imagery, this band's debut is a remarkable effort when considering their age and experience and will definitely appeal to those into Suicide Silence and Job for a Cowboy as well as old schoolers who remember the warmongering of Bolt Thrower.

For more information, check out http://www.hackneyed.de.

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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