SOUTHWICKED (U.S. / Europe) “Death’s Crown” CD review by www.axestogrind.com

SOUTHWICKED (U.S. / Europe) “Death’s Crown” CD review

by www.axestogrind.com

By Admin

I don’t think you can mention Florida in metal circles without immediately thinking of the Old School Death Metal movement.  In one breath, any true metal fan can name at least a half dozen Death Metal bands based in the Sunshine State.  Whether its CANNIBAL CORPSE, OBITUARY, DEATH or MORBID ANGEL – all helped shape the Old School Death Metal sound that laid the foundation for much of what we hear today.  Fast forward to 2012, and there are more modern Death Metal bands than you can keep up with.

SOUTHWICKED is one such current act, and are based out of Florida.  Not only that, but the band’s lead guitarist is none other than Allen West of ex-OBITUARY/ex-SIX FEET UNDER fame.  These guys pull from both the Swede Death and the Old School Florida Death styles to form their sound.  SOUTHWICKED contains trademark death growls, driving chord work that changes pace throughout the album, and well-placed solos that are not overbearing.

The percussion on ‘Death’s Crown’ is a bit punchy at times, which I found a bit out of place at various points.  This did not ruin the album for me, and as I listened on, my ears seemed to adapt to it.  Highlight tracks on this effort include “Craving for Blood”, “The Phantom Prince”, and the streaming track below, “Graveyard of Bones”.  Be sure to leave a comment on what you thought of the tune – I am definitely interested in your thoughts.

Review link: www.axestogrind.com/2012/07/26/southwicked-deaths-crown/

Southwicked links:

Myspace: www.myspace.com/southwicked

Facebook: www.facebook.com/southwicked

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/southwicked

Last fm: www.last.fm/music/Southwicked

Abyss Records links:

Label & Online Music Store: www.officialabyssrecords.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/abyssrecordsofficial

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialAbyssRecords

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/label/abyssrecords

Last fm: www.last.fm/label/AbyssRecords

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/MinionfortheAbyss

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbyssRecords

To purchase SOUTHWICKED “Death’s Crown” CD go to: www.officialabyssrecords.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=southwicked

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