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Hedfirst – (Self-Titled) – CD Review

Dare I say it? Yes, I dare. Hedfirst is one of the finest Deathrash Metal bands ever. Their self-titled 2003 opus, released by Crash Music Inc., is the paragon archetype of Melodic Deathrash. Brutal yet sublime, intricate yet primal—it burns with a dazzling ferocity.

The guitar is a flawless barrage of melodic, highly-skilled aggression. Slow, hook-driven assaults bleed into catchy, frenzied grooves. Crisp, growled vocals are augmented by clean ones. Hedfirst is stunning, fierce, and incendiary.

The best of the rampaging cuts includes “Locked,” the bombastic stomp “Headfirst,” “I Hate You,” “Message On A Fist,” and the brilliant epic “Last Man Standing.” Skill and intensity—Hedfirst is brutal perfection.

Overall, Hedfirst is a fiercely dynamic, talented Melodic Deathrash Metal that is totally amazing. Stay savage. Farewell.

Related Bands: Sepultura, Darkane, Terror 2000, Arch Enemy, Carnal Forge, Soulfly, Overdose, Sepsism, Voivod, Sadus, Slayer, Deicide, Eucharist, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. War.

Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net
Copyright 2003.
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.

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