24 March 2014

Shatter Messiah - God Burns Like Flesh (2007)


Artist : Shatter Messiah
Country : USA
Release : God Burns Like Flesh
Year : 2007
Genre : Heavy Metal
File Type : mp3 320
Download :  Get It Here


One of the better power thrash bands you are likely to have never heard, thanks to no U.S. label and virtually zero U.S. distribution, Akron, Ohio's SHATTER MESSIAH have just released their sophomore effort, "God Burns Like Flesh", on Germany's Dockyard 1. The "selling point" for the band has been that guitarist, producer, and chief songwriter Curran Murphy did time as second guitarist for both NEVERMORE and ANNIHILATOR. Unsurprisingly, the down-tuned, accomplished power-thrash style of riffing is heard all over the new long player, as well as last year's "Never to Play the Servant". And yes, the songs, including Greg Wagner's singing style, do owe a debt to the Seattle heavyweights, a fact that Murphy does not dispute. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, what is most important to convey is that SHATTER MESSIAH is a modern heavy metal machine and "God Burns Like Flesh" is a damn fine slab of molten metal.

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