HOWL

"Full of Hell" (Relapse; 2010)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

The Rhode Island fearsome foursome named Howl has released a rhythmically charged nine-track gritty and raw debut properly entitled, "Full of Hell."

This sinewy squad comprises their furious foundation with slow-churned sludge metal heft, Swedish death metal at its most sinister, and deliberate doom metal pacing, allowing for every massive percussive rumble, bellicose vocal snarl, and blackened guitar riff to blow a hole through your chest and resonate with wicked resolve.

Striking a middle ground between High On Fireís warmongering tones and Mastodonís southern-fried sonic crush, Howl conjures up an organic rage sounding akin to the summoning of natureís most destructive forces to wreak havoc on the Earth, kicking off the apocalypse in fine form.

For more information, check out http://www.myspace.com/howlheavymetal.

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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