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Shotgun Rodeo: World Wide Genocide

Album Review

Nordic thrashers unleash an all-destroying barrage

As metal continues its expansion into more progressive and radical extremities, bands that celebrate its denim-vested essence offer joyous throwbacks.

Trondheim’s Shotgun Rodeo provide such a reminder with their full-length debut, a Jack Daniels-fuelled, thrash metal free-for-all that will induce repeated rounds of rapturous fist-pumping. The ambitions of these riff-crazy Norwegians extend far beyond a rote Bay Area-by-numbers rehash. Instead, ...Genocide delivers a stylistically diverse modern metal showcase, adorning its galloping thrash undercarriage with sweeping melodeath overtures, seismic rounds of blastbeats and Don Shrediablo’s dizzying fretboard strafing. 

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