"Enslaved in Darkness" (SelfMadeGod; 2005/2012)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

A re-release of their 2005 CD, Stormcrow’s five-track offering, "Enslaved in Darkness," melds crust, thrash, death, and punk to form a dastardly din.

This now-defunct Oakland, CA squad doles out a no-nonsense barrage of chunky riffs and thick rhythms with a bellicose, throat-spitting vocal venom, creating a potpourri of metallic goodness (“Baleful Conception”).

Stormcrow merges elements of Bolt Thrower, Electric Wizard, Entombed, and Amebix to create a catastrophic cacophony worth spinning over and over.

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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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