Call Of The Void – Dragged Down A Dead End Path (2013)
Call Of The Void are a Denver-based extreme metal band.
The album throws a curveball straight away; opening track Failure starts off sounding like you are about to listen to a sludge album, then a hardcore riff kicks in and we’re off. Blistering hardcore punk is the order of the day and we are about to get served!
Nominally, Call Of The Void have been called a grindcore band, but like the sludge influence, this is only a part of their repertoire (granted Faith & Filth is Napalm Death-esque). The overwhelming sound here is hardcore, and bloody good it is too. Riffs are mercilessly hurled and the vocals are snarling, with unbridled passion.
I like it; if metal is your thing, you’re likely to as well. It won’t have mass appeal, obviously.
Favourite tracks: Napalm Lungs, Endless Ritual Abuse, Bottom Feeder