"Birthright" (Battle Kommand; 2008)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Las Vegas is known for its glitz and glamour but, as every good crime TV show exhibits, there's always an underbelly to expose what's behind the bright lights and gloss. Native death metal troupe Spun in Darkness does just that on "Birthright."

This nine-track demonstration is deep-rooted in old school sentiments, right down to the raw production value and subject matter churned out on cuts like "Nocturnal." Add in some tasty licks from underground metal's days of yore -- like the mauled mid-tempo on "Crust of the Ghost Effect" -- and pick up your one-way ticket for a journey through the early days of methodical death metal. 

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

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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