Death Ray Vision “We Ain’t Leavin’ Till You’re Bleedin” (2013 -Bullet Tooth Records-)

Death Ray Vision “We Ain’t Leavin’ Till You’re Bleedin” (2013 -Bullet Tooth Records-)
Featuring members of Shadows Fall and Killswitch Engage alongwith ex-members of Cannae and Overcast, Death Ray Vision is a supergroup of sorts and has released their debut album We Ain’t Leavin’ Till You’re Bleedin’ unto the masses. Dripping in hardcore inspired mayhem and unrelenting in its delivery, it’s 30 minutes of adrenalin-laden energy.
Blasting out of the speakers first up is the title track with a thrash infused riff bordering on old school speed metal. Shadows Fall front man Brian Fair’s vocals are aggressive and dirty with the band endeavouring to showcase some Boston hardcore to the audience. ‘Over My Dead Body’ delivers that intended element with Colin Conway viciously pounding the skins into oblivion. ‘Barfly’ with its bass saturated intro exudes a punk vibe that gradually unfolds into the manic as the track grows. Death Ray Vision is for all intents and purposes a good stepping stone into old school Shadows Fall and Killswitch Engage’s early albums. A hybrid of genres stretch across the half hour of volatile metal and whilst nothing new or ground breaking is exposed, the album is a nice source of sonic energy, kind of like downing a Jaeger bomb pre one of those big nights out on the town.
‘This Is Progress’ shoots straight from the Terror handbook with an expulsion of hate. Fair’s vocals all across the album are first class, delivering a great interpretation of the music that backs his guttural tones. ‘Choke’ utilises gang vocals with a nice breakdown midway with Fair now commanding the show. Concluding with ‘A Forest (of Kegs)’ that cautiously builds to an all out assault of the senses, Death Ray Vision are relentless, energetic and a proud showcase of Boston hardcore metal. Play it loud!
Vote: 7,5/10

Death Ray Vision
Bullet Tooth