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Hoods – Pray For Death – CD Review

Born of fire and primal power, the Metalcore band Hoods is a gloriously savage cut above the rest. Their 2003 opus, “Pray For Death” [Victory Records], smashes with pure intensity. There is no peace here…just spine-cracking, awe-inspiring brutality.

Hoods takes a “no mercy” approach to Metalcore… the songs are compact and visceral. They go for the throat and kill without hesitation. The guitars are a dense, blasting tsunami of roaring glory. Guttural, growled vocals hammer through the maelstrom. And the massive rhythms have a monstrous amount of hook. Hoods adds some samples and Grindcore elements for extra edge.

The best of these vicious cuts includes the crushing “Days In Hades,” “Pray For Death,” the fiery stomp of “Alkali Flats,” and “Another Suicide.” Hoods is an act of God… furious, crushing, and absolutely amazing.

Overall, Hoods is the archetype for Metalcore greatness. They set the new standard. Stay savage. Farewell.

Related Bands: Hatebreed, Earth Crisis, Buried Alive, Darkest Hour, Dead To Fall, Atreyu, A18, Freya, Every Time I Die, Hate Theory, Scar Culture, Unearth, How It Ends, As I Lay Dying, God Forbid, Haste, Turmoil, Closer Than Kin, Candiria, Dead Horse, Between The Buried And Me, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. War.

Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net
Copyright 2004.
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.

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