SIX STRING SLAUGTHER - The Next Slaughter
GENRE: Death metal
LABEL: Self financed
REVIEWED BY: PSL
PROVIDED BY: Six String Slaughter
I wasn't exactly all that fond of what the three Danes did on the last effort. That made me expect little or next to nothing of The Next Slaughter. But often as before most of my doubts was put to shame.
It's not like that the music has changed all that much. It is groove laden death metal mixed with bits and pieces of contemporary metal and metalcore. It even feels like there's a bit of Volbeat on "Seduction". On the whole the riffs are better and there are more catchy parts to make the music exciting. It all just feels a lot more diverse and strong than it did on The World Slaughter. The band does rely a lot on the slow or the moderate, but there are some fast parts as well. These do add some needed contrast.
Like on The World Slaughter I miss solos for additional variety, especially because the trio is likely to repeat some of the riffs a bit too much. I like the chunky production. It profits the music well and makes it tight and crunchy.
The Next Slaughter is definitely a step up the ladder. The trio has many good riffs and ideas. There's always room for growth, but on the whole the trio have come a long way.