At War With Shadows / Truckstop Tapes, The
Album: Truckstop Tapes, The   Collection:General
Artist:At War With Shadows   Added:Aug 2006
Label:Hater of God Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-09-03 Pull Date: 2006-11-05 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Oct 22 Oct 8 Oct 1 Sep 24 Sep 17 Sep 10
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 05, 2007: public noize racket
884 Percent Machine
4. Sep 29, 2006: to heavy for titanium
Amateur Facials
2. Oct 18, 2006: Baptism of Solitude
Norwegian Country Classics
5. Sep 28, 2006: Baptism of Solitude
884 Percent Machine
3. Oct 04, 2006: Baptism of Solitude
Kicked Out Of Phase Ii
6. Sep 23, 2006: Bloodstains Across Atherton - Special Guests 16 Bitch Pile Up
884 Percent Machine

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2006-09-13
Rather heavy, snarling death metal from upstate NY. LOTS of intense, catchy riffing. Comparitively speaking think of “Heartwork”-era Carcass with The Black Hand or Ire. Some funny song titles, too.
((((1)))) Straight up, riffy & a bit of thrash.
((((2)))) Melodic intro, bombastic main structure and nice sorta understandable vox.
((((((3))))) Charging, jabbing with some killer modern thrash breakdowns
(((4))) Steady riffs & vocals but feels like this is written for kung fu dorks in the put.
(((((5))))) Now THIS is how ya write yer melodic-death/thrash songs! Excellent varation, growly yet catchy vocals and so on.
(((6))) Carcass by way of late 80’s riffing. Nice “Gooooo” and some simple & well-done bruising & battering.
((((7)))) FCC at the intro (“Fucking fuuury” – it’s Yngwie, btw). Nice but derivative mix of the brutal and melodic.
(((((8))))) (FCC “fucked up”) NYHC as if sung by Carcass’ Bill Steer. Awesome!
((((9))) Slow, anticipative then rolls on into the moshy elements.

Track Listing
1. Shedding Excess Baggage   5. 884 Percent Machine
2. Useless Like Poetry Volume 1   6. Norwegian Country Classics
3. Kicked Out Of Phase Ii   7. Amateur Facials
4. Learn To Stop Reading Now!!!   8. The Hit Sounds Of Rorschach
  9. Upstate Millionairez