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“Sever The Wicked Hand” by Crowbar

Artist: Crowbar
Title: “Sever The Wicked Hand”
Label: E1 Entertainment
Release Date: 2/8/2011
Genre: Doom Metal/Stoner Metal
Rating: 4/5

At this point in Metal’s history there are more genre qualifications than you can shake a stick at or even easily count up on two hands. With that being said, thank the Dark Gods of the genre that bands who remain a constant and reliable source of the purest sound of them all still exist in the likes of Louisiana’s own Crowbar. The band has been absent from the studio for around six years while its band members kept busy in side projects and touring details and I can honestly say that this album was very well worth waiting for. The lineup is a little different from the ones that the bands legacy fans might remember but one can always trust the selections of Kirk Windstein when it comes to this group. For “Sever The Wicked Hand” he assembled a crushing roster that brings Crowbar into the next decade without forgetting their storied past. Joining Kirk for the release are drummer Tommy Buckley (Soilent Green), guitarist Matt Brunson (Kingdom Of Sorrow) and bassist Patrick Bruders (Goatwhore) and each shows their capabilities on every track. Six years is a long time in a band members life, and Windstein shows that it has only made him stronger since the last release of “Lifesblood For The Downtrodden” and with their new material there is no resting on laurels for the band as much as there is the delivery of righteous Metal justice as only they can.
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