Album Review – Butcher Babies “Goliath” (Metal)

Butcher Babies GoliathTheir debut album “Goliath” is a relentless, face melting album that proves that Butcher Babies are a full-force storm, and are not to be messed with. With track titles like “I Smell A Massacre”, “Grim Sleeper” and “Axe Wound” you know what you’re getting yourself into- some hard-core s*it!

This album tells a haunting story which examines the ruins of an American culture obsessed with apocalyptic carnage. The great advantage of The Butcher Babies the fact they have two strong front women, which in effect adds an element of melody the likes of which you’d never expect in this sub-genre of metal. The breakdowns are heavy, the solos are face-melting and the screams created by vocalists Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey left me absolutely speechless.

 Bands with female leads always have different ways of expressing their power, Heidi and Carla embrace their provocative sides in a way that just can’t be touched. You can catch a glimpse of this in their video for “Mr. Slowdeath”, which is as gruesome as the title suggests. The look depicted in this video is what the girls have been known to wear in nearly every show they’ve performed, proving that they aren’t afraid of their sexuality.

This album is one intense album,  packed with melodic thrash and groove metal influences, complemented by some classic death metal-style vocals and fiery blues fueled guitar solo. To me, this is undeniably a winning combo- lighting has definitely struck the metal scene. 4/5 Dragons

Butcher Babies Online – www.butcherbabiesofficial.com & www.facebook.com/ButcherBabiesMusic

 – By Andrew Johnstone

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