Chuck Schuldiner Project

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Call of the Void-Dragged Down a Dead End Path

Devastating hardcore dedicated to the destruction of its devotees, something that is hard to find these days. With Dragged Down a Dead End Path Call of the Void have released an incredible debut record  with Relapse that shows a young band who expertly fuse hardcore, sludge and grind with touches of powerviolence and crust in there too. The end result is an impressive album that strikes me as one of the best debut records of 2013. It has riffs that can stand the test of time and a hectic hardcore hate that will keep it relevant for years to come.

What I really love about this album is its Napalm Death like aggression that is tempered with slightly more refined, Pig Destroyer style riffs. In other words, it is both ridiculously brutal, yet their is a bit more to it than you would find on most hardcore punk and grind records. By taking the best aspects of a variety genres  and using stellar songwriting to unite them Dragged Down a Dead End Path becomes a wonderful artistic statement that often transcends words. This is one of those records that seems so expertly put together that it's shocking to find out that this is just their first. 

In conclusion, this is a record that does not seek majesty or respect, but instead it seeks to bust skulls and beat the listener into an oblivion. The combination of elements from powerviolence to grind is impressive and shows that these guys have a lot of potential. With a crazed go for the throat mentality and vicious riffs Call of The Void prove themselves to be an explosive group of guys who are pushing their music to whole new levels of power. Suffice to say that I will be very impressed if the next record manages to beat the unholy artistic statement that is Dragged Down a Dead End Path.

Find them and pre-order the record on their Facebook!

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