Three Inches of Blood - 2002 - Battlecry Under A Winter Sun - Reviewed by: Nailer
1 Ride Darkhorse, Ride 2 Destroy The Orcs 3 Headwaters Of The River Of Blood 4 Heir To The Chaos Throne 5 Skeletal Onslaught 6 Journey To The Promiseland 7 Lady Deathwish 8 Curse Of The Lighthouse Keeper 9 Blazing Fires Of Evermore 10 Halls Of Heros 11 Balls Of Ice
Now, this is what I would hand somebody if they wanted some pure heavy metal! Newly signed by Roadrunner Records, Three Inches of Blood is fast, aggressive and unrepentent in the 11 tracks on Battlecry will scare your parents like in the old days.
With better guitar work than the EP, These guys just rage through the tracks with the sound of old Overkill, the cheesiness and speed of Grim Reaper and the fury of Manowar on steroids. Their sound took me back to '86-'87 when bands were cranking up the speed to new levels.
There's an interesting dual set of vocals--one high-pitched regular, one high-pitched screaming--that adds a great effect to the vocal sound overall. Throw in some gang choruses with the fierce galloping guitars and the result is a potent mix of crazy molten metal.
Bottom Line: Great ferocious, shred your face off metal.
Best Tracks: Ride Darkhorse, Ride / Destroy The Orcs / Curse Of The Lighthouse Keeper
About this Writer: Frank Hill // Frank Hill has been at this site since its slimy, crying birth in '03. He was born on National Metal Day--11/11 and will turn his hearing aids up to 11 when he's 111. He secretly listens to a lot of old Country and Doo-Wop tunes and wants to start a cyberband with lead vocals by Robot Plant. He is still trying to figure out what Judas Priest meant by "paratamize you". If you read this, then he salutes you.
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