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Review: Shredhead - Death is Righteous
Death is Righteous

Label: Mighty Music
Year released: 2015
Duration: 41:37
Tracks: 11
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 2.75/5

Review online: February 28, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
Death is Righteous

Rated 2.86/5 (57.14%) (7 Votes)

Israel's modern thrashers Shredhead have managed to create quite a fuss since they won the Israeli Metal Battle back in 2012 and went on to represent Israel at the Wacken Metal Battle in Germany. Their self-released debut album Human Nature, released in 2011, further raised the band above the many other Israeli Metal bands. With their follow-up album, Death Is Righteous, Shredhead have the hope to become even more internationally acclaimed.

Death Is Righteous is mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen, the famous producer behind some of the works of The Haunted, Aborted, Sick of It All and others so all the cards seem to be set for Shredhead. Their uncompromising combination of fierce, bone-piercing Thrash riffs and heavy, spine-snapping musical brutality undoubtedly sits well with the majority of today's younger metalheads but, for an old school sucker like me, it's vocalist Aharon Ragoza's "core-ish" delivery that has me turning my back on this otherwise promising band. I have never enjoyed the vocals of Peter Dolving (The Haunted) or Randy Blythe (Lamb of God) either. Sorry for being brutally honest but I am what I am. Then again, when Aharon sings a bit more in the vein of L-G Petrov does on Entombed's Wolverine Blues (like on the song "I Am") my ears perk up.

The potential is there for Shredhead to make it big some day, that's for sure. I just couldn't enjoy this album as much as I thought I would.

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