Soundshok - The Bringers of Bloodshed (3 stars)

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Soundshok - The Bringers of Bloodshed

(Rising Records)

METAL

Metal from the small Scottish town of Arbroath as Soundshok unleash their debut on an unsuspecting world. If you hadn’t already guessed from the title, The Bringers of Bloodshed, Soundshok are heavy - very fucking heavy - and emulate Slayer, Sepultura, Lamb of God and their hardcore thrash brethren. It’s a brutal sustained assault, a cacophony of guttural vocals and shredded guitars. You can’t fault them for their collective singular vision but it needs more balance, more variation on a theme than just an all out attack, as the aforementioned masters of the genre so ably demonstrate.

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