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BruteAllies - Ash And Nails

Ash And Nails
by Craig Rider at 08 January 2021, 10:39 PM

Metal maniacs, rejoice! I am proud to present to you: BRUTE ALLIES; signed via WormHoleDeath Records, performing Thrash/Death Metal - on their debut album entitled: “Ash And Nails” (released November 27th, 2020).

Since formation in 2018; the quintet in question have only a Single entitled: “Invasion” (released March 31st, 2019) & this here debut album entitled: “Ash And Nails”. 6 tracks ranging at around 26:39; BRUTEALLIES arrange an intricately designed formula on some heavy-hitting Thrash/Death Metal amalgamations.

Opening up with the brutal "Invasion" bestial drum hammerings from Gabi Tretze unleash this rambunctious piledriving ritual that pummels speakers with groovy finesse while rattling skulls with reverberating rumbles that stampede with meaty malevolence. Punchy vibrato panache thunders with rapidly swift nimbleness, ruthless pandemonium and an amplified adrenaline on this blistering barrage frenzy that revels with slaying mayhem. While quintessential virtuosity patterns twinning guitar fretworks from Luke Michniewski & Sonny Fox both grind into an experimental hybrid of weighty jumpiness on relentless yet sonically seamless stability in killer laceration expertise, chiselling a borderline foundation on trailblazing remedies that skyrocket with monstrous yet triggering calamities.

"Battlefield" showcases primitive yet raw momentum, while rampant but bulldozing bruisers element a gnarly fabrication in distorted rage. Vocalist James “Mallah” Bridges consists in excelling attributes on throaty roars that yell with soaring persistence, persevering with raspy growls and deep gutturals that scour with profusely robust tightness while the thrashy songwriting musicianship rivets with razor-sharp technicalities. "Dark Army'' forebodes more rompy quirkiness on bludgeoning firepower manifestations that meticulously crafts a healthy dose on some stompy vehemence, while utilizing this versatile skill that results with immersively inventive and original tempos that inject an infectiously venomous slab on some solid bass audibilities from Hassan Alemdar who viciously thumps his axe with steely precision & monolithic masterclass proficiencies that will make you want to break chairs over other chairs in no time.

"Mad Elephant" distils a fluidly polished strike that pursuits with deadly blast beats and furiously drilling drum cymbals - engaging synergetic scattering yet rushing haste in hostile flows that morph into a menacingly crushing explosion into a distinctively distinguished blend on utmost upbeat riffage with satisfying but an impactfully extreme spectrum on thrilling hooks in which will embody a fiercely groundbreaking boundary in furious groove-bomb intensities. The penultimate track: “Lost Souls” offers this shrieking aesthetic in concretely gritty heaviness, grinding techniques unleash this strong snarl on a brutal rift which unravels this volatile surge on salubriously mighty melodies that just showcases this rich yet organic substance on rhythmic mayhem and chaotic havoc that will leave one reeling.

Overall concluding “Ash And Nails” with the finale belter: “Nemesis” which consistently captivates eardrums with virtuoso talent and frenetic outbursts that delivers a constructively detailed flair on maximum oppression while this unique touch on remedious warfare with this progressive yet ambitiously crafted acoustic component while this incredibly addictive tear on riffing significance comes into play that will just  make you want to play over and over; I am compelled to say that BRUTEALLIES may be simplistic in design, however their approach is just all brilliantly effective while surprising you tenfold with their sheer complexity in creative bombardments in massive yet combustible excellency. Bottom line; this record is an enjoyably entertaining discovery that will please you most certainly if you’re simply a follower of Thrash/Death Metal or a metal maniac in general lots of replay value awaits and I look forward to their debut album, it sure sounds like they have lots of tricks up their sleeves!  Check it out.

Songwriting: 8
Musicianship: 8
Memorability: 8
Production: 8

4 Star Rating

1. Invasion
2. Battlefield
3. Dark Army
4. Mad Elephant
5. Lost Souls
6. Nemesis
Hassan Alemdar - Bass
Gabi Tretze - Drums
Luke Michniewski - Guitars
Sonny Fox - Guitars
James “Mallah” Bridges - Vocals
Record Label: Wormhole Death Records


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