The Showdown - Back Breaker Audio Samples Available

Back Breaker by The Showdown

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Hard Music, Album
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-5 days
First major label release from the Tennessean four piece.

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  1. 1. [Titanomachy] The Beginning
  2. 2. [Hephaestus] The Hammer Of The Gods
  3. 3. [Aphrodite] The Disillusionaire
  4. 4. [Achilles] The Backbreaker
  5. 5. [Prometheus] The Fires Of Deliverance
  6. 6. [Cerberus] The Hellhound Awaits
  7. 7. [Odysseus] A Song Of Hope
  8. 8. [Aries] I Am Vengeance
  9. 9. [Infernus] You Will Move
  10. 10. [Nemesis] Give Us This Day
  11. 11. [Medea] One Foot In Hell
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Reviewed by Graeme Crawford

Imagine Demon Hunter playing the songs of Pantera and Slipknot and you will get some idea of where The Showdown are coming from with their third album. Describing it themselves as rawer and thrashier than their previous releases, it's metal all the way for the Tennessee four-piece. The sound on the record is gargantuan yet remains clear despite the massive amounts of distortion used by the guitars. The overall package is of the standard you would expect from Solid State Records, with the arrow-peppered half-naked warrior on the cover obscured by a large black sticker to protect the more sensitive music shop customer. Musically, the Greek mythology theme may be a bit difficult to follow, however it is quite simple to let the songs roll over you. "Aphrodite - The Disillusionaire", "Achilles - The Backbreaker" and "Prometheus - The Fires Of Deliverance" particularly stand out for their complex riffs and intense vocal delivery but the same could be said of almost any of the tracks. The only let down would be "Cerberus - The Hellhound Awaits", a more melodic effort that is not particularly suited to David Bunton's otherwise impressively flexible voice. 'Back Breaker' is not an album to redefine the genre, but it is definitely worth investigating.

Style: Hard Music
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 49089
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Solid State 5099921377723
Items: 1
Release Date: 05 Sep 2008

First major label release from the Tennessean four piece.

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