Saturday, June 04, 2011

Hellcrawler - Wastelands [Free Download]


The humorously titled sub-genre "death n roll" was a term coined for Entombed way back when to crudely describe their unique blend of death metal and classic rock & roll rhythms. The style has recently been popularized by metallic hardcore grinders Trap Them. Other bands have embraced this style and put their own twist on it, and Western Slovenia band Hellcrawler is one of the latest to do so. Hellcrawler has a d-beat foundation that makes them sound like Motörhead with death metal vocals which sounds just as awesome as the combination suggests. It's fun and infectious which are traits rarely associated with extreme metal bands, which may put off some of the hardcore fans but bring this band a slightly wider audience range. Not the most amazing or ground-breaking album but it's solid and fun to drive to, check the free download link from bandcamp after the description below:

"Dwelling among the debris of the whore capital of Western Slovenia, Hellcrawler are a bunch of cynical wasteland denizens who found unsavory panacea in the symbiosis of punk violence, stoner rock atmosphere and heavy riffage. Their soundtrack to the demise of humankind is a motorized assault of old school death metal and d-beat which reflects their major source of inspiration, the decaying aesthetic of post apocalyptic and spaghetti western cinematography. Beginning in 2010, the outfit saw their first release, Wastelands, in 2011 on Hollow Earth Records

Download here: http://hellcrawler.bandcamp.com/

1 comment:

  1. Yeahh.How is it I've never heard of this band until now? This band fucking rules.

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