War Master - Blood Dawn

Posted on Friday, November 29, 2013

For any long time Death Metal/Grindcore fan the first thing that should come to mind when you hear the words War Master is Bolt Thrower’s classic 1991 album. I’ve been a fan of War Master since their first demo, Chapel of the Apocalypse, was released in 2009. What was my reason for checking them out? Simply their name, and I have not been disappointed since! Blood Dawn is a 4-song EP that moves through the battlefield of trendy Death Metal like Achilles through the Trojan army. From the opening song, “Bastard Hordes,” to the closing track, “Immortalized in Sacred Flame,” your head will bang. Next thing you know, you’ll find yourself hitting repeat. The riffs are simple and powerful with just the right amount of “dirtiness” (think Prophecy of Doom). This isn’t to say the production is muddled, because it sounds as good as anything Colin Richardson did back in the day. The vocals of Rahi Geramifar (ex-Insect Warfare) are totally in the style of Jorgen Sandstrom from Grave’s You’ll Never See…. The drumming by newcomer Jon West is executed perfectly, just like Andrew Whale. The crusade for perfection has been achieved and I hope it is not short-lived. Now when I hear the words War Master my brain is impaled on a spearhead because I’m thinking of too much at once.

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admin said:

This is Manitou’s first new review in almost two years! Welcome back!

Posted on Friday, November 29, 2013 - 04:28:59 PM

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