Power of Metal.dk Review

Death is Righteous
Style: Modern Extreme Metal/Hardcore
Release date: 13 January, 2015
Playing time: 42:48

When they released their debut „Human Nature in 2011 the Israeli SHREDHEAD had a very thrash approach toward riffs and lyrics although that musically they are brutal thrash metal touching death metal. Three years later the quartet is back with the same musicians but they changed as personalities.

The second album of the band accumulated the world of extreme atmosphere and the diverse influences are gathered in amorphous contemporary metal. They are gathered but not united! This diverse amalgam of influences made the gender of SHREDHEAD hardcore/modern metal. Ultra-fast rhythm masks the riffs into a wall of sound. The aggressive vocals are more brutal but in the direction of hardcore. A significant influence by PANTERA can be heard in the vocals as well as in the music. A bit more unnoticeable are the similarities with the experimental albums of ANTHRAX. In parallel with the aggression the boys tried to catch a melody from the mass taste and to implement it in their tracks. These attempts make them close in style with a band like SYLOSIS.

The aspiration of the quartet to implement groovie moods and at the same time to strengthen the dynamics in the songs to make them suitable for live performance sound artificial to some extend. The different songs bring memories of different contemporary bands, the clear identity of which is not their strong side. Speed for mosh-pit, aggression for the whole metal fan community, and a pinch of melodies for the girls. The appearance of the Israeli in front of wider audience did not pass without sacrifices. They seek their identity and their success balancing between the tendencies and their own personal essence. Out from its context a sentence from their official presentation sounds as such like this; These 11 tracks depict the way to self-destruction, in all of its aspects and forms in a life that needs to end.

01. Devils Rise
The Lie
Last Words Are Lost
Death Is Reghteous
Walk with the Dead
Can't Be Left Alive
Witness Hell
I Hate Myself
I Am
Label: Mighty Music
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Rock Thrashler
Date: 9 January, 2015
Website: www.shredhead.com