Short (sub 2 minute for the most part) grunty songs, strong consistent themes and imagery, all in all a very solid offering. At times predictable but also, therefore, reliable. Air gax was shredded, heads was banged, boots were stomped ... a good all round performance, precise, heavy and memorable.
Bring on the Persecution - Galloping straight into it, cool vox – typical thrash with a nice growl without being inaudible – very nice. Beasty power riffs and solid headbanging rhythms, I like it.
Fear Me - Blended nicely into this track, didn’t even really notice. Amazing, I’m enjoying this journey immensely already!
Warcry – Rousing vocal hook drops into some true air guitar, I was finger picking my way through the whole damned thing, you wouldn’t believe how long this took to write!
Carnage – 10 seconds in and it's my favourite song! CARNAGE! Wicked. Bit of a faster beat now, well placed on the CD as it picks up the pace nicely while sticking with the consistency thus far demonstrated. Nice outro ... slowly almost not at all winding down ... tasty.
Criminal – A fantastic follow-up track, nicely showing off far more bass – unexpected silent drop at the end was a nice touch.
Kill Thyself – Working more at the progression, getting heavier now – I like it. Fantastic work from the drums, I’m digging the mastering on this album.
Stillborn – Carries on the rhythm and gives it some more teeth, somehow ... another fantastic track.
Blackest Darkness – A fitting track to name the album after, just the right balance of everyone in my opinion, a very well put together track with a solid rhythm and some cool gax interleaved with the right mix of vox. Very cool.
Bloodshed – A logical progression, again, here – I like the journey on the album. Cool vocal effects and an interesting blend back towards the guitar with a slightly lessened bass line.
Annihilate – Love the intro. Hook busts in and grabs my ears ... another head banging tune! Niiiiice. Chewy chorus, I really like the tweaky gax coupled with the bass – well timed and executed throughout.
Still Here – This is the track that these guys could get a whole stadium chanting, and remembering them by. Very very cool – beasty, chant-worthy and above all heavy, a great way to end a great album.
Yup, still here.