California’s number one intra-related Filipino thrash band (they’re all cousins) returns for their eighth effort. It’s a typical Death Angel outing chock full of deliciously cheesy riffage to match the deliciously cheesy song names—“Sonic Beatdown”, “God vs. God”, “Resurrection Machine” (I think that one’s on loan from the Cult), and the bafflingly titled “Carnival Justice”. I imagine that’s something like the violent hardcore punk act known as “Microphone Justice”, albeit with more greasepaint/cotton candy/airborne disease. Righteous chops abound, although nothing on Killing Season could be singled out as transcendent, devastating, or jaw-dropping. It’s just your basic dose of Golden State metal, complete with clenched-anus vocals and the occasional acoustic guitar fake-out. This sucker’s worthy of a couple spins and a few vigorous goat-throws. Kudos to the cousins for keeping the flame alive and not killing each other in the process.
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