Black Breath - Sentenced To Life
At The Gates with more Black Flag influence than melodic death metal. If Slayer was from Sweden and formed in the 90s. The musical embodiment of rage, aggression and just being fucking pissed off - that is this album. The title track has one of the most menacing hardcore breakdowns that will make you move, guaranteed. The riffs dominate everything, though. That's what makes Black Breath stand out heads and shoulders above other pretenders in the hardcore scene - they openly embrace extreme metal influences. "Endless Corpse" was one of my favorite songs of the year. A haunting intro that just fucking explodes everywhere. I can't get enough of it. Hardcore, black metal, thrash metal, death metal, extreme metal, extreme music - fans of any of these will find a LOT to like in this band and this album.
Standout tracks: Endless Corpse
, Mother Abyss
, Sentenced To Life