"Demo" (Self-produced)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Tru Smoke Diezel's sound is reminiscent of PANTERA crossed with MACHINE HEAD and easily as explosive. The band has opened for such bands as PRO-PAIN, SEPULTURA, OVERKILL, TESTAMENT, SKINLAB, DEATH, SIX FEET UNDER, CROWBAR, SKREW and MERCYFUL FATE. That's certainly fitting, because Tru Smoke Diezel is easily as intense as any of those bands, delivering a crushing wall of metal mayhem.

Tru Smoke Diezel: Mike Affinito, vocals; John Heintz, guitars; Joe Wilkinson, guitars; John Johnson, drums; Anthony Maniaci, bass.

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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