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A Death-Grip on Yesterday

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A Death-Grip on Yesterday

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Victory
genre:
Rock

We gave it a C+

It’s easy to dismiss these Orange County headbangers as overstimulated lads purveying the usual histrionics about inequity, rage, and personality disorders. Yet if Alex Varkatzas’ I-just-gargled-a-pint-of-Drano vocals are metal’s most annoying clichĂ©, Atreyu’s penchant for lyrical instrumental passages and transcendent guitar solos keeps you constantly reassessing their talents. The verdict for A Death-Grip on Yesterday: better-than-average latter-day thrash. (Now, if only latter-day thrash were better on the average…)

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