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Rude – “Haunted Demo” – [Self-released]

Haunted Demo

Killer old-school Death Metal from across the Bay. On this 2013 debut demo they favor the chugging heaviness of classic acts like Autopsy, Bolt Thrower, Cancer, Asphyx and Entombed. Patrick Mameli of Pestilence, in fact, contributes a formidable guitar solo to t.1, and T.5 is a Traumatic cover. Frontman Yusef Wallace has also played with the like-minded act Scolex. Despite their obvious fanaticism for the golden age of Death Metal, Rude manage to sound pretty original here. This is a nice mix of fast and slow, although it tends toward a 1980s tempo; the vocals are also a throwback, more sickly yelp than guttural growl. Enough great riffs here to have your mind swimming in images of car crashes, tenement fires and terminal illness. Five gravestones out of five. Rude will be playing live at KFJC alongside Skelethal and Derogatory on June 26th, 2014.

  • Reviewed by Lord Gravestench on June 20, 2014 at 12:17 am
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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