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Album Review: Beastwars - Blood Becomes Fire

Album Review: Beastwars - Blood Becomes Fire

Tuesday 30th April, 2013 9:08AM

Beastwars are something of a musical anomaly in that a group of men in their late thirties arrived seemingly fully formed on the Wellington scene before releasing their debut self-titled LP and rapidly building a strong, nationwide fanbase. The musical allegiance of their fans in the metal scene isn’t a surprise as devotees of the hard, fast and heavy dictum are notoriously passionate followers. What made the Beastwars story all the more interesting was their infiltration of the mainstream media in the form of award shows, TV and radio exposure.

There was the hope that the first record wasn’t the full extent of their songwriting capabilities, a lifetime culmination of their combined musicality. That fear is allayed instantly with their sophomore release Blood Becomes Fire, a supercharged slab of metal that cuts a swathe across many of its myriad sub-forms, chewing them up and angrily spitting them out as bludgeoning musical statements.

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Beastwars are celebrating the release of this excellent record with nationwide tour dates starting THIS WEEKEND in Auckland and Wellington where they will be playing Unida (John Garcia from Kyuss' band). Click here for tour dates and ticketing.

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