Artwar - Covered In Blood

Covered In Blood
Track Listing: 

  1. Generation Kill  
  2. Conflict Free  
  3. Conspiracy 
  4. Covered In Blood  
  5. Blinding Pain  
  6. American Justice  
  7. Mask Of Insanity  
  8. Architect Of Vengeance  
  9. Die To Dream

Rating: 
4

 

This is death/thrash from Mexico, the opener ‘Generation Kill’ is full on and includes some cools riffs, I like the upwards running riff, then the melodic sections come into play and I am reminded mainly of the heavier "Demonic" period of Testament. The gruff vocals, the heads down approach to the delivery, intense is a good word to describe the first few tracks. ‘Blinding Pain’ is another riff monster, the beating of ones skull in a blender would be a good one to compare too.

The full release follows in a similar vein, the brutality of ‘Mask Of Insanity’ helps cement that feeling. Then the melodic riff, clearly Artwar are more than just another death/thrash combination. They standout with the riffs, the delivery and overall feel. The vocals are pretty consistent in their tone, but that not a bad thing, there’s some cool quality to this release, far more than some bigger names, perhaps there’s more than meets the eye in Mexico these days. Artwar are a class act and "Covered In Blood" is a damn fine effort.

Label Name: 
Mayko’s Records