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Who Knew, Metal was Born in Cleveland? - 94%

eaterofthoughts, May 11th, 2009

If you dig bands like Motorhead, Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate, Black Sabbath, Cirith Ungol then you absolutely should try this band out. Blasting from the heavy metal hotbed known as, Cleveland, Black Death only released a handful of material and was gone in a flash. But make no mistake, the material they did release was solid, well written, composed, practiced, and executed. Black Death pulls out the ripping dual lead, full throttle rockers ala Judas Priest or Motorhead, then out of nowhere, lead singer Siki Spacek will let loose a King Diamond soaring falsetto wail. There are more than a few amazing guitar hooks, that will definitely make you wonder why you havent heard these guys yet. (for example see 2.2 min into the track, "The Scream of the Iron Messiah"!) Black Death are not afraid to slow it down and get all proggy either. When I say prog, I mean more in that Black Sabbath-Vol.4 or Cirith Ungol sort of way. Overall, if you like metal, you should do yourself a favor, and stop not listening to Black Death.