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ROCKET REVIEW: THE AUTUMN OFFERING – Self-Titled (CD)


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Daytona Beach, Florida’s THE AUTUMN OFFERING return with their fifth studio album to date. The act’s new self-titled collection of songs solidify this maniacal group as one of the best rising metal talents. For those not in the know on their 2010 lineup change, two members have been replaced: guitarist Jesse Nunn of SILENT CIVILIAN and SCUM OF THE EARTH takes over for Matt Johnson, and bassist Carl Bensley (formerly of INSTINCT OF AGGRESSION) replaces Mike Poggione. Vocalist Matt McChesney delivers one of the most punishing vocal performances of the year, sounding somewhere halfway between being possessed by the devil and having your ass lit on fire. He is most potent on the album’s hottest rippers “Born Dead” and “Fed To The Lions”, giving even LAMB OF GOD’s Randall Blythe reason to take notice. McChesney’s shrill screams are so disturbing at times when you listen to him that you would swear someone is being killed in the room next to you.

Track five’s “Hessian Blade” showcases the incredibly furious drumming of Brian Sculley and more killer guitar playing from oldest surviving member Tommy Church with newly added Nunn. You will not be disappointed on latter hard hitters “Viral” and Bloodlust”, because they simply blast you in the face until you feel you’re left with a head wound the size of a grapefruit. If you’re in the mood for urban combat, starting your own slam dance or even lifting weights to something that will motivate you, then I highly suggest you give THE AUTUMN OFFERING’s fundamental ass-kicker a try on for size.

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ROCKET REVIEW:
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THE AUTUMN OFFERING – Self-titled (CD)

(Victory Records/2010)


1. “Synapse”
2. “Born Dead”
3. “Exhale the Locusts”
4. “Fed to the Lions”
5. “Hessian Blade”
6. “Death Mask”
7. “Viral”
8. “Among Wolves”
9. “Bloodlust”
10. “Myriad Black”
11. “A Return to Ashes”


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