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Pantera - A New Level

Now a new look in my eyes my spirit rise
Forget the past
Present tense works and lasts
Got shit on
Pissed on
Spit on
Stepped on
Fucked with
Pointed at by lesser men
New life in place of old life
Unscarred by trials
A new level of confidence and power
Demanding plea for unity between us all
United stand
Death before divided fall
In mock military order
Because time is shorter
New life in place of old life
Unscarred by trials
A new level of confidence and power
No fucking surrender
Can't lose
Life kills

Written by Darrell Lance Abbott, Philip Anselmo, Philip Hansen Anselmo, Rex Brown, Rex Robert Brown, Vincent Paul Abbott • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Nile - In Their Darkened Shrines

Brutal, Technical, Atmospheric, Complex, Heavy, Melodic, Beautiful. Any one of these adjectives can describe this amazing album. Even after hearing their other works, I can say for certain that it's their best by far. Every single song is well crafted and has at least one interesting hook that you'll pick up on, despite the often chaotic nature of the band. The diversity of songs is also nice. You've got you're all out brutal death metal songs like "The Blessed Dead", "Execration Test", "Churning the Maelstrom", "Kheftiu Asar Butchiu", the latter having an excellent closing moment when the whole band chants the title of the song together in their best death growls. But also some slow and doomy type songs like "Sarcophagus" and "I Whisper in the Ear of the Dead".
The band's technical execution dismisses anyone to doubt their high level of musicianship. The drumming is obviously amazing, from the speed of his blast beats and double bass, to his insanely fast fills and rolls, he adds just the right touch to each song.

1. The Blessed Dead – 4:53
2. Execration Text – 2:46 (Sanders, Dallas Toler-Wade)
3. Sarcophagus – 5:09
4. Kheftiu Asar Butchiu – 3:52
5. Unas Slayer of the Gods – 11:43
6. Churning the Maelstrom – 3:07
7. I Whisper in the Ear of the Dead – 5:10
8. Wind of Horus – 3:47 (Toler-Wade)
9. In Their Darkened Shrines: I. Hall of Saurian Entombment – 5:09
10. In Their Darkened Shrines: II. Invocation to Seditious Heresy – 3:51 (Sanders, Toler-Wade)
11. In Their Darkened Shrines: III. Destruction of the Temple of the Enemies of Ra – 3:11
12. In Their Darkened Shrines: IV. Ruins – 6:01

Five Finger Death Punch - The Way Of The Fist

A band that lives up to it's name? Five Finger Death Punch's music sure does a swift job of living up to such a bold statement. Clutching the listener upon impact, the band's proper debut, "The Way Of The Fist," is a roller coaster of a metal album that will appeal not only to the most cynical of metal-heads, but those who don't primarily pay attention to the genre as well. It's got something for everyone. Thanks to front-man Ivan Moody, who some may remember from a little band by the name of Motograter, we are treated to a voice in the genre that can pull off a limitless range of styles and push it forward with passion.

1. Ashes 3:44
2. The Way of the Fist 3:58
3. Salvation 3:20
4. The Bleeding 4:28
5. A Place to Die 3:40
6. The Devil's Own 4:12
7. White Knuckles 4:10
8. Can't Heal You 3:03
9. Death Before Dishonor 3:54
10. Meet the Monster 4:22