Living for Death, Destroying the Rest
Fairy tales have the good and bad sides to them...
We all know the basic childhood fairy tales i.e. Snow White, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, the list goes on... But what about those fairy tales that were simply forgotten like Rumpelstiltskin? A tale about a King and his daughter who was capable of making simple everyday straw into gold, but little did the King believe any of it. Until one night a dwarfish creature emerged and fulfilled the girl's wishes making that plain straw into absolute shiny gold.
Thus brings us to a whole new version of this tale altogether. This tale entitled Living For Death, Destroying The Rest by four dwarfish creatures instead of one, named Rumpelstiltskin Grinder. These four creatures not only were mythical beings but possessed talents all their own musically ones to be precise. These skills lead them to create Living For Death, Destroying The Rest - a ten track adrenaline rush of music that hypes up the blood, body, heart, mind, and soul leaving nothing behind.
Nothing Defeats The Skull is an eerie introduction with a voice to match as it rings out simply "Do you want to be immortal?" Soon enough, the instruments break free thundering through with killer solos and well crafted riffs backed with drumming tempos to keep up the pace and the vocal chords scream out as loud as possible just to make the music more intense than it already is! Phew!
It leaves us taking in a deep breath once Graveyard Vandalization and Traitor's Blood breakaway because the intensity within this duo isn't enough to maintain the momentum of the music. The guitars and drums work hand in hand balancing out the vocals as each song easily pieces itself together. Bringing a conclusion to Living For Death, Destroying The Rest is a three part piece of the almighty Tyrant which offers the mellowness, heaviness, and everything in between to rest in peace.
(Relapse Records/Riot! Entertainment)
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