Death Rattle – Volition (Review)

Death RattleDeath Rattle are a metal band from the US and this is their second album.

Death Rattle play heavy music that’s a combination of thrash and groove metal. Think of a mix of The Haunted, Lamb of God, and Dew Scented, with a hint of Gojira, for a good idea of where they’re coming from.

The vocals are harsh and aggressive, much like the music is too. They bark out from the spiky distortion of the guitars with barbarous ease. The singer seems to have a good range, going from deeper growls to higher screams, depending on how angry he’s feeling at any given time.

The songs are full of heavy riffs and rampant distortion. There’s a Southern feel to some of the guitars, but this isn’t over-pronounced or excessively prominent. A good mix of modern riffs and nods to older styles are used, although most of the album has a kind of timeless feel in that it could probably have been released at almost any point in the last 20 years or so.

Volition is an enjoyable album full of solid metal songs and plenty of satisfying aggression. Make sure you check it out.

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