Sunday, October 2, 2011

Riffrageous Thrashy Death metal

Coffin Dust from Drilladelphia caught the ear of myself and a few friends lately. Apparently the name is a reference to smashing skulls into dust and snorting it. I'm down. The vocals are consistently undecipherable throat pukes through and through, which helps to anchor this nostalgic and catchy thrash firmly in a late 80s/early 90s death metal atmosphere. I couldn't help but be reminded of Intestine Baalism on several occasions, usually due to the pairing of guttural vocals with obvious early Entombed influence, characterized by  soaring melodic guitar leads that add depth to otherwise straightforward, catchy, no frills headbangers. Coffin Dust's  tounge -in-cheek satanic horror metal vibe is conveyed in a very honest and homegrown way that reflects good taste and love for the craft. I like Ghoul and some of the other "B-Movie death/thrash" bands, but it's hard to pull off without sounding redundant and derivative. Coffin Dust manage to do so sincerely and with individuality. Trust me, you will love having the opening riff from "March of the machete militia" stuck in your head all day. Listen to Coffin Dust and rob graves.
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