Album Reviews

Lock & Key
Cruel Hand – Lock & Key
8.5
 on
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 00:00
submitted by
Thomas

Splat! What was that? That’s the sound your head makes when you crank “Lock & Key” up all the way. While their first two albums (“Without A Pulse” and”Prying Eyes”) were already stellar, on album number three however the guys in Outbreak mix up thrash metal and hardcore in a way that will run your ass into the ground and then back up over you a bunch of times just to make sure you stay down.

They continually mix up metallic riffage with mosh parts ending up sounding like a mix of Madball, Leeway, Cro-Mags or any other legendary NYHC band. Even though they albums lasts only a little over 20 minutes, they manage to bang out ten songs, even squeezing in a couple of short solos in the truest of metal traditions. Short, hard, energetic as fuck and simply put, amazing.