WAR FROM A HARLOT'S MOUTH


"Transmetropolitan" (Lifeforce; 2007)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

 

Berlin quintet War From A Harlots Mouth wage a battle against your senses, beating the listener mercilessly with a bevy of metalcore breakdowns, squealing guitars, rabid vocals, and left of center musicianship on "Transmetropolitan."

Mathematically sound and technically crushing, tracks like "The District Attorneys Are Selling Your Blood" cross-pollinate Between the Buried and Me and The Red Chord, while the title track finds the troupe reaching into its bag of tricks, digging out death metal devices and hardcore attitude.

Decidedly dissonant and nearly impossible to classify, this group even throws in a touch of jazz at times to make this 11-track disc a truly schizophrenic musical event.

If you like your heavy music with a spastic edge, check these cats out.

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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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