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Review: Shallow Ground - The End of Everything
Shallow Ground
The End of Everything

Label: Killer Metal Records
Year released: 2013
Duration: 59:34
Tracks: 11
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: March 1, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
The End of Everything

Rated 3.8/5 (76%) (5 Votes)

From Connecticut, USA comes this 4-piece Thrash Metal band called Shallow Ground that started out back in 1994 but went on hiatus in the middle of the 90's.

In 2009 they re-collected their troops together again with a new line-up and a deal with Germany's Killer Metal Records. Shallow Ground's debut album, The End of Everything, was released in the spring of 2013. It was an 11-track effort that introduced us to a band that wasn't afraid of melting some progressive elements with heavy and crispy Thrash Metal.

The End of Everything is a good example of well-done Thrash Metal that has all the essential elements for a successful record; aggression, melody, heaviness and an ear for striking song arrangements that keep things interesting for the listeners. The band has obviously spent many hours of thought and intense rehearsal shaping up their song to make sure they would have a pleasing debut on their hands. And they have succeeded because The End of Everything truly reeks of some great Thrash Metal. Combine the savage, blistering outbursts of early Kreator, Exodus, Slayer and False Prophet with some powerful melody lines and you are close to the sound of The End of Everything. Guitarist/vocalist Keith Letourneau has the kind of mean, rough and powerful voice that is most fitting for this type of Thrash Metal.

Shallow Ground is serious when it comes to the first 10 songs on this great-sounding record but they also have not-so-serious side as well. The last song, called "I.D.G.A.F." which stands for "I Don't Give A Fuck," is a relaxing Punk song and ends the album nicely. Shallow Ground is definitely a band to keep your eye on in the future.

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