Beastwars: The Death Of All Things
Monstrous rumblings from the Land Of The Long White Cloud
Beastwars are big news in their native New Zealand and for good reason, given the sheer zeal and weight of their eponymous debut and follow-up Blood Becomes Fire.
The Death Of All Things proclaims itself to be the very definition of heavy, containing everything you expect from a band on the doomier end of the sludge metal spectrum, from earth-shaking riffs and rumbling basslines to drawn-out, unsettling melodic passages played through mauled amps caked in grime and rust. Vociferous opener Call To The Mountain is perhaps Beastwars’ most robust statement to date, while Holy Man builds to an imperious crescendo.