Acrassicauda / Only The Dead See The End Of War
Album: Only The Dead See The End Of War   Collection:General
Artist:Acrassicauda   Added:Mar 2010
Label:Vice Music Inc  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-03-14 Pull Date: 2010-05-16 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: May 16 May 9 Apr 4 Mar 28
Airplays: 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 17, 2010: public noize rackit
Garden Of Stones
4. Apr 01, 2010: foolsgasm
Message From Baghdad
2. May 12, 2010: public noize racket
Garden Of Stones
5. Mar 31, 2010: public noize racket
Garden Of Stones
3. May 08, 2010: blood orangeasm across atherton
Garden Of Stones
6. Mar 26, 2010: A2Z
Garden Of Stones

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2010-03-07
Modern Heavy Metal from Iraq yes, IRAQ. Vice Mag’s VBS.TV did an excellent documentary of this 4 piece band through their journeys in and out of Iraq into Syria, Turkey and some “strange place” called New Jersey - where they now reside. This is a pretty good mix of Testament (who’s Alex Skolnic produced this), Gorjira and bits of late 80’s-early 90’s traditional bands such as Annihilator.

((1)) Modern dwiddle-dee guitars, horrible drill sergeant vocals (‘ala Lamb of God, etc) later gets into some half-thrash thing that’s not far from the last few Testament records.
((((((2))))) Traditional/Power Metal with really good soaring vocals and very tight riffs, the bits of Arabic percussion sound a tad forced but otherwise, bordering on great.
(((3))) Wailing & bombastic guitar, then lots of stop/starts similar to #2. Some good instrumentation (with the drumming & guitars) but vocally very schizophrenic & has the “dropping the solo in the middle of nowhere” effect.
(((4))) Hard hitting guitars/drums and a good (albeit very typical) modern riff. More schizophrenic vocals that trip over everything from nu-meddle to the worst of NYHC to Prong. But the guitar sound keeps it from sinking.

Track Listing
1. Message From Baghdad   3. Massacare
2. Garden Of Stones   4. The Unknown