Thursday, 17 July 2014

Album Reviews: SONS OF FAMINE - Alcohol And Razor Blades

Alcohol And Razor Blades

Reviewed by: Dave Wolff
Posted on July 2014

“We live to drink, eat pussy and play metal!” is proudly stated on the brief bio accompanying this CD demo (mailed to me by Patrick Clancy). You’ve probably heard similar sentiments from many bands, but after hearing Alcohol And Razor Blades you can’t help but be enthralled by their enthusiasm for playing. Musically the band’s style is a combination of black metal and death-thrash. Raw, fast and furious, hearkening back to the time before the music television stations added extreme metal to their airlists (again the glorious nineties). Only four tracks here; Nothing And Nowhere, Malicious Curse Of Fate, Alcohol And Razor Blades and The Seed; however they leave you with the sensation of having acid poured over you and skinned with a rusted machete. The guitars and vocals sound recorded with the slightest distortion but this material really doesn’t need these effects. Their abrasive rawness speaks for itself. The bass and drums are recorded in a manner that adds heaviness and depth to the songs mentioned above. Sons Of Famine’s Bandcamp page provides the lyrics to each of the songs. If you like your metal nihilistic and anti-everything, you would do well to contact this band.

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