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Band
Namazu
Title
Works Cited
Type
LP/EP
Company
Typhoon Killer
YOR
2017
Style
Doom/Stoner
10/15/2017 - Review by: Eric Compton
Blend of hardcore and metal with a penchant for stoner
Memphis label Typhoon Killer Records presents their newest addition in hometowners Namazu. The act forges members from Hosoi Brothers and Tanks into a blend of hardcore and metal with a penchant for stoner. While hard to narrow to a genre, 'Works Cited' universally works well. Furious cut 'Dragged Fighting from his Tomb' is symbolic of the band and album sound driving rhythm, breakneck riffage, noisy mix. 'Hill Clan Cross' is surely a highlight, sort of this weird Motorhead meets Red Fang meets Torche monster. It's loud, punchy and unique, but leaves room for improvement in the mix and production. I'd take a refill based on the effort.
Recommended for fans of: Red Fang, Torche, Baroness
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
3
MUSIC
3.5
VOCALS
3
PRODUCTION
2.5
ARTWORK
1
LYRICS
3


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    3 :AVE RATING

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TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Works Cited
2017
Typhoon Killer
Eric Compton10/15/2017
3

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