Battlegrave – Relics Of A Dead Earth Album Review

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Album: Relics Of A Dead Earth
Genre: Thrash Metal
Label: Independent
Release Date: November 27, 2018
Rating: 9/10

Battlegrave just bashed my skull in with this thrastacular masterpiece! Heavy doesn’t even describe the sheer mayhem in this 9 track album. The follow up to their 2017 EP, ‘To Hell With War’, Battlegrave steps up their thrash game!

If you have been looking for something manic, intense and rage filled, look no further! This album hits all of those hard as hell! Listening to this album took me straight back to Slayer‘s early days then to their last show in Vancouver, B.C. in May. All the musical and audience intensity at those shows I felt… that’s exactly what ‘Relics Of A Dead Earth’ contains! Anyone who says that there’s no good thrash artists coming up behind the guys retiring haven’t heard Battlegrave!

From the opening track “The Gavel Says Die…!”, I had chills all over. This album makes you want to get up, rage and break stuff. It will make the weak garbage humans want to curl up and cry to their mommies! The insanity in the riff tempo timing paired with the most insane death screams, my god!!! The drum timing, holy hell, this album is so good I can’t even think straight. I couldn’t turn this album off!

And just when you think you can breathe…. um, NO!

When you get to “Pt I. The Witch In The Wood” then “Pt II. The Flames That Lick Your Flesh” your brain is going to go into convulsions. This album is so angry, raw and authentic! It’s great to see bands like this emerging into the genre!

I loved this album! But Battlegrave let me be completely honest, I never want to be in one of your pits or walls of death! I know my limits and I don’t want to have the crap kicked out of me! I don’t want to feel that kind of life obliterating destruction! Something I am absolutely sure happens at your shows! Hell yes, I want to see this band live, but no… I am content from the back of the venue, haha! This is an amazing thrash album, go get a copy today!!!! Seriously, go now and listen!

Listen to Battlegrave – ‘Relics of a Dead Earth’ Full Album:

Relics of a Dead Earth Tracklisting:
The Gavel Says Die…!
Betray Your Beliefs
Rot In Oblivion
Pt I. The Witch In The Wood
Pt II. The Flames That Lick Your Flesh
Swallowed By The Waves (The Wreck Of The Trinculo)
They’re Under The Ground
The Emerald Cave
Relics Of A Dead Earth

Battlegrave Are:
Clint Patzel: All Strings
Rohan Buntine: Vocals, Lyrics

Recording Drummer: Kevin Talley (Dååth, Feared, Sylencer and Nothnegal. Former drummer for Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Six Feet Under, Chimaira and Suffocation. 2013 Battlecross tour drummer)

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