Canadian based metal band Planet Eater recently released their newest full length album Blackness From The Stars, on August 4th, and I could tell from the first 15 seconds, this was gonna be a good one.
The first thing I have to commend these guys on is their unique sound, because I honestly can’t tell what exact genre this is, but in a good way. They blended the proggy riffs, death metal grooves, and all the other ideas together so well that it definitely sets them apart. One of my favorites on the album was “A Fault to Fix”, with its groovy as hell guitar and scarily intense vocals. Throughout the entire track I didn’t lose interest, and I can honestly say the same for the whole album. Planet Eater is definitely a band that should be larger than they are, mixing heavy thrashy metal, with melancholy and dark elements of different genres, while still having some bone crushing breakdowns. This album as a whole did nothing but impress, and I truly can’t wait to see what else this band has in store.
Planet Eater really has it all for most types of metal lovers, even psychedelic at some points, and I was very impressed with this album as a whole. Anyone who loves grooves, chugs, and metalcore chorus chords, should definitely check this album out. Don’t forget to give it a listen, it’s out now!
FFO: Morbid Angel, Gojira, Converge, Strapping Young Lad, Sepultura, Deftones, Neurosis
Troy Bleich – Bass/Backing Vocals,
Luc Hart – Guitar
Devin Ubell – Guitar
Nick Eichhorst – Drums
Donovan Turner – Lead Vocals
Bloodrock Rating: 4.2 out of 5.0 Axes
Written by Ethan Grason for Bloodrock Media on 8/7/2017