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Review: Bull-riff Stampede - Scatter the Ground
Bull-riff Stampede
Scatter the Ground

Label: Independent
Year released: 2012
Duration: 47:06
Tracks: 12
Genre: Death/Thrash

Rating: 3.25/5

Review online: December 17, 2014
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
Scatter the Ground

Rated 3.18/5 (63.64%) (11 Votes)

Featuring a mix of both Thrash and Death Metal Bull-riff Stampede from Bristol in the U.K. independently released their debut album, Scatter the Ground, in 2012.

After having been around for approximately four years this 4-piece modern and melodic Thrash/Death Metal act has put together an album that should put a smile on many of our faces while some will grin in pain (certain narrow-minded Metal purists - I know you are out there). Bull-riff Stampede's Thrash, with some Death Metal overtones courtesy of some death growls here and there, has a lot of energy, enthusiasm and shows a need to create something that sounds individual and not like a 100% carbon copy of other bands. That said, I obviously cannot pin down exactly who they sound like but they have an interesting mix of something old and something new in their sound and they successfully balance beautifully melodic and very aggressive parts. At times they go overly Gotherburger, like "Advance and Conquer," while other times they adopt an similar heavy, riff-based style one can find on Machine Head's 1994 debut Burn My Eyes. They even remind me a bit of Exodus, the Souza era especially (just tune your ears for a song called "Thrashing Machine").

Overall Bull-riff Stampede has got a good thing going on their debut album and it will hit the spot for many of us. Good stuff and definitely worth checking out.

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