Some records that cross our review pipeline just give us a hard time. It’s metal alright, but boy, often they’re those hard-horse pieces with a flow like a block of concrete.
But then you got those visceral ones. Those that talk to your metallic instincts right away. Like a search radar locking on to your target. Snap, bang – and you’re hooked so bad, you can’t stop this disk from killing your turntable.
Well, River of Souls‘ sophomore album Usurper is one of them. Not a full-power lockdown thing. But right from the opening volley, you get this urge … [...] Click to raid more!