Kansas City's DownTheSun has cut a brutal reputation for itself in the Aggro Metal scene. Their self-titled debut [Roadrunner Records] is fiery display of Midwestern aggression. Fusing Sludge and Aggro, the result is total, brilliant mayhem.
Somewhere between Mudvayne and Slipknot is where DownTheSun makes their sound. Heavy, sludgy guitar blasts pour like molten iron through raging, precise rhythms. The growled vocals explode inside this sublime chaos with a guttural perfection.
Tracks of definite excellence include “We All Die,” the ferocious “Medicated,” “Scapegoat,” the crushing weight of “Revelations,” “Eye Confide,” and “Pure American Filth.” There is no quiet place to hide in DownTheSun's world. It's all hostility here.
In summary, DownTheSun kills. This is Sludge/Aggro Metal at its very best. Stay savage. Farewell.
Related Bands: 36 Crazyfists, Killswitch Engage, Ill Nino, Mudvayne, Dry Kill Logic, No One, Slipknot, Murderdolls, Stone Sour, Lifer, etc.
Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. Peace.
Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons at compuserve dot com
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.