The Red Shore
Style: Deathcore
Release date: October 18th 2009

Regular visitors to this site will know that I am a simple person who mainly likes straight-forward, catchy music. Jazz-fusion-avant-garde-math metal is just not my thing.


An album like this would usually not get as high as rating as this, and I admit that it has taken me some time to appreciate what Australian The Red Shore do on their first full-length, ‘Unconsecrated’.


The only reason I’ve kept listening is that I could immediately hear that the technical level is really high and that considerable effort has been put into the production of the album. And the brutality of it all cannot be questioned either - the same can be said of the groove factor.


What I had to get used to was the fact that this is one of those albums that hammers on the senses with riff upon riff, constant time shifts and breaks.


I suspect that the fact that I can recognise a lot of Deicide, Morbid Angel and Nile in the big mash-up has struck a chord in me. That, mixed with the metalcore elements, creates an in my ears fairly unique audio experience which gives you something new to discover every time you listen to the album.


Check it out.


01. The Garden Of Impurity (2:36)

02. Misery Hymn (4:01)

03. Deception: Prologue (3:08)

04. Slain By The Serpent (3:12)

05. The Architects Of Repulsion (5:20)

06. Your Chariot Awaits (3:14)

07. Rise And Fall (3:25)

08. The Forefront Of Failure (3:59)

09. Nephilim (1:54)

10. Vehemence The Phoenix (3:47)

11. The Valentines Day Massacre (3:30)

12. Sink Or Swim (4:09)

13. Flesh Couture (3:04)

14. Knives And Wolves (4:13)

15. Pulling Teeth (3:28)

16. Effigy Of Death (3:44)

17. I Only Smile When You're Bleeding (3:01)

18. Thy Devourer (3:48)

19. What Doesn't Kill You (4:21)

Label: Listenable Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: October 24th 2009