“Execution of Violence”

By Dr. Abner Mality

Denver seems to be progressing nicely as a metal hotbed. More and more bands are emerging from the Rocky Mountains these days and here’s another one.

Bloodstrike play a meat-and-potatoes style of death metal that sounds a lot like Master played with classic Swedish death metal tone. The tunes are easy on the brain and range from 3 to 4 minutes with no heavy lifting required. The fuzzy low end guitar tone insures maximum heaviness but also gives the songs a kind of samey feel. Gruesome female vocals add uniqueness, but as the album wears on, you notice a kind of monotony in the delivery. The pitch and inflection arethe same for every song.

That being said, there is a punishing tank-like groove to the songs here that will definitely get your head banging. Much like Master, Bloodstrike is brutally efficient and don’t bite off more than they can chew. And what they can chew is YOU! Powerful metal for those who like it HEAVY!