400 Blows

Sickness and Health

by Jedd Beaudoin

6 October 2011

 
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400 Blows

Sickness and Health

(Original Recordings)
US: 23 Aug 2011
UK: Import

Truth: The riffing that is this band’s business has never been better. Despite the riff-onomic downturn of recent years, a crisis which has seen even the mighty Morbid Angel morph into something less than itself, the unholy metal alliance of 400 Blows emerges unscathed after a six year silence. Skot Alexander, Scott Martin and Kevin Fitzgerald create together are as vibrantly pungent as ever on Sickness and Health. “We Killed Like Champions”, “No Room In Heaven” and “The Man Who Danced Himself To Death” are early favorites from this 11-cut slab. It all seems the perfect companion to the outfit’s notoriously loud and vibrant live shows. And, as Chicago once sang, this is only the beginning.

Sickness and Health

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Topics: hardcore | metal | punk
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