Death Angel / Killing Season
Album: Killing Season   Collection:General
Artist:Death Angel   Added:Mar 2008
Label:Nuclear Blast America  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-05-11 Pull Date: 2008-07-13 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: May 25
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 24, 2008: Bloodstains Across Atherton
Carnival Justice

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2008-04-27
A mix of modern metal, hard rock & a little thrash from the local veteran band. A few decent tunes here & there but it takes a few spins to really get into. Not great but a bit above the mark here & there.

((((1))))) Acoustic intro then a classy, speedy NWOBHM fused with thrash number.
(((2))) Good riff ruined by stiff, forced vocals.
((3)) Spotty mix of 80’s metal and a very slight nod towards thrash – all with modern gloss.
((((4)))) Pretty aggressive, uppity and somewhat punky, too. The soloing & breakdowns sound very Metallica circa: ’86-’88.
((5)) Opening riff sounds like a rearrangement of Metallica’s “No Remorse” then slows down into some stiff, 90’s-era Anthrax sounding thing.
((6)) Overwrought, clumsy, Alice In Chains/rock-era Armored Saint hard rock that goes nowhere.
((((7)))) Wah-wah pedal lovin’, basic speedy (not really thrash) tune with some nice guitar work. Chorus is just OK.
((8)) Thick riff but it sounds like watered down modern thrash with 90’s hard rock overtones.
(9) Slow and “creepin’ up on you” riff/build that’s all-too ready for the “bro-metal” set.
((10)) Very basic hard rock riff with spotty vocals and overall structure.
((11)) Another acoustic intro that drags on & on. Becomes another pointless exercise in hard rock and modern metal slickness

Track Listing
1. Lord Of Hate   6. Souless
2. Sonic Beatdown   7. The Noose
3. Dethroned   8. When Worlds Collide
4. Carnival Justice   9. God Vs. God
5. Buried Alive   10. Steal The Crown
  11. Resurrection Machine