"Kill ... Breath ... Kill" (Surprise Attack)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Shotpointblank is apparently Australian for hardcore, or at least that's what this quartet from Down Under would like you to believe. Based on the group's eight tracks of unbridled aggression, SPB does a very good job of deriving Hatebreed's anger and Madball's violent breakdowns, especially in the pit anthem "Born to Die," whose torturously screamed chorus of "born to die" is bound to send people to the hospital. 

Otherwise, this band gets lumped in with the countless other metalcore acts that bark and bite equally hard.

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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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