(Greyhaze Records)

Battle Helm Rating

To say that I have kept up with the Brazilian metal scene since the nineties would be to tell a huge lie. I basically know of all the old one, but I have not a very great knowledge of the newer ones. Not that DROWNED are new having formed in 1994 and released their debut in 2001. I might have read about them back in the days, but I cannot remember ever having checked them out. Now they are back with a follow up to 2012’s “Belligerent – Part One: The Killing State of the Art” album. There is a nineties feel to this. Not having heard anything by them before this all I got to go with is my gut feeling. This is what I would like to describe as deathrash. A combination of thrash and death done in an old style. Basically, because there are modern sounding bits on this. At first I didn’t like this at all. I thought it was too bland, but as I listened to it, it started to grow on me. This is a strong 3 point album. Anders Ekdahl

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