Wednesday, November 25, 2020
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The Moshville Times

100-Word Review: Grave Digger – Return of the Reaper

Grave Digger - Return of the ReaperClassic metal act Grave Digger have steeped themselves in their own lore for the release of Return of the Reaper, which came out on July 11th. With a history going back to the 1980’s and a noticeable set of early 90’s releases, it’s always good to see bands lasting in the long term.

Reminiscent of Painkiller­-era Judas Priest, Return of the Reaper is a hell of an album. Crunching, distorted guitars churn out a rhythm like a steam train with sawblades for wheels, occasionally screaming off into whammy-bar assisted solos. Vocals are as much chanted as they are sung. Drums pound quickly enough to generate the envy of a thrash act, yet the overall sound is very much “classic metal”.

I don’t know if I’m now going to get hunted down and slaughtered, but – in 2014 at least – Grave Digger have outdone Halford and co.

If I die, bury me with this CD.

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