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Album Review: Beastwars - Beastwars

Album Review: Beastwars - Beastwars

Friday 29th April, 2011 11:09AM

We are living in the salad days of New Zealand metal. At the start of the new millennium we had a band become a (practically) household name in 8 Foot Sativa. The last few years have seen world-class album releases by many degrees and shades of kiwi metal: instrumental freak outs in Kerretta and Fornax Chemica, hardcore chops from Every Man For Himself, the gut-rumbling brawn of House of Capricorn, the astral dirge-n-roll of Arc of Ascent, and many more besides. These bands are playing high-profile shows and receiving the critical praise they have earned. In order to properly secure its status our home-grown metal needs two things; a category in our annual music awards, and an album this year to champion. The year is not even halfway over yet and we may well have gotten one of those things. Since metal will probably never be fully recognised by the mainstream music press we will just have to do with the killer new album from Wellington’s Beastwars.

Click here to continue reading this review of Beastwars' s/t debut.

We will be previewing this album in full next Monday (2nd May) ahead of it's official release the following Monday (9th May)  be sure to tune in.

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