Crippler – Threshing Sledge (2013)

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Hailing from Finland, today we have Crippler and their three-song demo “Threshing Sledge”. Delivering pummeling old-school Death Metal, this band showcases their power in every second of music they present on this release. For over 12 minutes the listener will be transported to the days when Death Metal ruled the scene and we measured albums based on how brutal and devastating they were.

Leviathan’s Gaze opens the demo with overpowering riffs and deep growls. The band’s chugging guitars and pulsating bass line create a very thick and crushing sound. The drumming is also quite powerful, allowing Viisainen’s vocals to shine through the brutality of their sound. “Weakling Servants” keeps the incisive guitar work rolling with more sheer brutality and chugging riffs. The band’s sound is quite potent and this track is the perfect example for it.

Saving the longest track for the end, “Exiled From the Throne of Dominance” delivers nearly 6-minutes of Six Feet Under/Jungle Rot inspired DM. The band has a certain Florida Death Metal vibe in their sound, but they manage to be less linear and more aggressive. Overall, “Threshing Sledge” is a very promising demo release that delivers pummeling riffs, aggressive drumming, and crushing vocals. Any fan of the genre will not be disappointed (or bored) with the band’s powerful music.

Band: Crippler Album: Threshing Sledge

Label: Self-Released

Release: May 28th, 2013

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Genre: Death Metal

Country: Finland

Rating: 85/100
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