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Wednesday, Jun 20 2012

Black Breath might not be doing anything new with metal, but that hasn't stopped the Seattle band from writing and playing with zest and zeal. Formed in 2005, this five-piece cranks out hardcore-punk-tinged thrash that prefers to move fast, then faster and faster until it feels like the whole operation is gonna blow. Usually, the group's recordings come with a dab of polish (esteemed producer/Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou oversaw the new Sentenced to Life), but there's never enough shine to completely cover all of the raw tenacity on hand. Black Breath's gloomy, disaster-heavy lyrical content and creepy album art aren't anything inventive either, but the whole package is delivered with enough genuine giddiness that we're willing to forgive the clichés.

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