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Anvil Head - Deaf One Elevendotdotdot
artworkThis is among the most punkoidal and metal of Anvil Head's releases. Fans of instro punk metal will surely like this. While only marginally surf, I still found the music likable and the arranging and production very strong.
Picks: Zero Intolerance, Nil Desperandum, Bite The Horizon, Imperial Breakfast, Embrace The Chaos, Bear The Brunt, The Land That Pride Forgot

Track by Track Review


Zero Intolerance dotdotdot
Surf Punk Metal (Instrumental)

Dark and heavy, with punk-metal tone and kick drum. "Zero Intolerance" is somewhere between Agent Orange and Ozzy.

Nil Desperandum dotdotdot
Surf Punk Metal (Instrumental)

Fast and dark, writhing with punkoidal textures and rhythms. "Nil Desperandum" is a workout that collides punk and metal and surf in a conflict of genres. Heavy!

Bite The Horizon dotdotdot
Surf Punk Metal (Instrumental)

Very fast and punky, with thrash chords and relentless drums. Bass boom and eerie tone complete this assault on relaxation.

Imperial Breakfast dotdotdot
Surf Punk Metal (Instrumental)

Sonar pings eerily pan around until the heavy chords charge in. "Imperial Breakfast" is more a pattern and emotion than a melody, yet the patterns are memorable and might creep into your brain's hum center.

Embrace The Chaos dotdotdot
Surf Punk Metal (Instrumental)

"Embrace The Chaos" has a chaotic sound, is fast and punk-centric, and bounces between playful chaos and dark thrash. The contrasts are interesting.

Bear The Brunt dotdotdot
Surf Punk Metal (Instrumental)

A muddy heart beat and metallic reverb predict a part melodic-part thrash chord attack. The drums are very well played here. Dark and thundering-heavy.

The Land That Pride Forgot dotdotdot
Surf Punk Metal (Instrumental)

Bordering on melodic metal via a splendid chord progression and spacial keys, bridged with thick, dark chords. "The Land That Pride Forgot" is an interesting composition and arrangement.