Bristol boys Heaven Asunder describe themselves as “BRITISH FUCKING METAL”, and they’re not wrong. Their debut album, ‘Among The Damned’, is an onslaught of brutal metal reminiscent of 00s metal such as Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God and Trivium. Heaven Asunder take the ballsy early metalcore that was prominent in the NWOAHM era and gives it a British metal shine.
‘Among The Damned’ delivers 43 minutes of decent metal tuneage, with blistering riffs and viciously heavy vocals. The whole album has an ‘Alive Or Just Breathing’ nostalgia to it, but still stays original. One letdown for the album is that the clean vocals often feel very off and uncomfortable, and they just don’t keep up with the power of the heavy vocals and can often weaken an otherwise great song.
Despite this, it’s still clear to see that Heaven Asunder have songwriting ability. Songs like opener ‘Shallow Graves’, ‘Nothing More’ and ‘The Silencer’ are all brilliant displays of British brutality.
An impressive and ear catching debut that shows off impressive songwriting and heavy ability, ‘Among The Damned’ holds a good filled sound that shows more than potential. Heaven Asunder show a great deal of promise with their heavy and viscous British brutality.
Written by Jack King (@Jackingy)