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Texas Murder Crew – Everyone's Last Breath

Texas Murder Crew
Everyone's Last Breath
by "Der Bärtige Mann" Gareth Beams at 28 July 2020, 5:25 PM

TEXAS MURDER CREW, who were previously known as EVERYONE'S LAST BREATH, release their first album as a band.

Curse of Humanity” with the intro building up from the samples, it bursts into life with raw aggression. The tempo and pace off set to max level and do so to lead us on to the first actual song itself. Even though the intro fades away towards the end, the 2nd song has no issue picking the levels back up, this time adding a further depth by adding the piercing vocals. The pace is a little slower from the off, but the melodies seem to spread around very well still. It does have a segment where it just stops then it returns with vocals, this time more Grindcore or Deathgrind style. The song does slow down once more here, which is a usual Grindcore stance to make. Its still got a decent beat and will keep people headbanging along. Most fans wont care that you can’t follow the vocals at all. Not a bad start to the album.

Destroy the Witness” continues with the pulsating melodies taking no prisoners. The pace has improved and the longer deathgrowls go some way to helping expand this record. The song doesn’t quite flow as well as the previous, but that isn’t a bad thing, it has more raw power and that helps to take the song into more traditional aspects of Death Grind, it’s a style we have heard used before, but when its executed well, we are happy. The use of instrumental segments also helps the song to show that the band have true control and balance of this song.

Beneath My Feet” also begins with the now expected fast, frantic start. This one starts with similar aspects that the previous two songs have given us, which isn’t bad, but with the slower approach it can be more useful to try a few new tricks, otherwise it appears to be an extension of the previous songs. This is the first lackluster song the album has presented thus far.

Everyone's Last Breath” keeps a similar pace to how the previous ended, maybe a slight increase, but no massive to start. Then, however, they kick it all off, more aggression from all aspects, which is welcomed completely. The issue they have here is when the vocals kick in, the pace drops. This can cause loss of interest by the listener. However, before we can bitch too much it does throw a sped-up fragment into the mix once more, taking it back up to the more interesting angles. The slower, sludgier vocals kick in at the end again, which just signifies their intensions in the genre to be in Death Grind/Grindcore. Is it needed? You decide for yourselves/

Stronghold” closes out the album, starting off with the return of the use of samples. The vocals kick in nicely, allowing the guitars to slow introduce themselves before kicking into the full melodies required. The main issue is that the song is more of an outro and can be a bit pointless when its less than 2-minutes long, never having the chance to make any real impact and ends the album in slight disappointment.

It’s an alright album, its noting we haven’t heard before. Some of the melodies are great, and for that, the songs 2 – 5 will be fine in mixed playlists. If they had more songs then the score could be higher and I will look out for future releases still.

Songwriting: 6
Musicianship: 6
Memorability: 9
Production: 6

3 Star Rating

Tracklist:
1. Intro
2. Curse of Humanity
3. Destroy the Witness
4. Beneath My Feet
5. Everyone's Last Breath
6. Stronghold
Lineup:
Brent Wells – Lead Vocals
Kevin Clark – Guitars
Cameron Wiltfong – Bass Guitar
Logan Ross – Vocals
Benjie Quezada – Drums
Terry Burleson – Backing Vocals
Record Label: Comatose Music
     


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