Dez Fafara can fucking scream, period. Roar, he may, and shred the air with his vocals he does on
WINTER KILLS. On this, their sixth studio album, due out August 27th, the band sounds fresh and ready to rip into some heavy metal heavens! This marks their debut on Napalm Records, and it leaves them showing no mercy, once again. With their first single having dropped a couple months back, "Relentless", it gave us a taste of what was to come. However, I must be honest and say I was not expecting what WINTER KILLS provided. This record tears it up!! The second cut, and first video, "The Appetite", is pule pounding, addicting, and holds hook after hook of head banging threshold. If you were a fan of their debut effort, this one is definitely for you, there is absolutely no doubt at all. There are moments where you hear "Cry for Me Sky" moments, and "I Could Care Less" instances as well. It freaking rocks, or in Devildriver terms, it "fucking" owns. The best song, in my opinion is the ear shredding, pulse overloading track "Gutted". It does not let up, however. It tears into walls with tracks like "Tripping Over Tombstones", Winter Kills", and "Shudder". Overall, I am thoroughly impressed with this effort, and believe it deserves a high rating, not because I am a fan, but because this is a complete album, and these days, those are rare.