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  • Exile the Traitor - "Denounce"
    SELF-FINANCED
    SCOTLAND

    Exile the Traitor - Denounce Just when you fucken thought it was safe again, here’s another deathcore band inspired by the horrendously awful "Slaughter Of the Soul" by At the Gates. No, really. Exile the Traitor (who the fuck comes up with these names?!) is actually pretty tolerable, as they are more death metal than –core, thank fucken Odin for that. Anyway, "Denounce" is only a fucken three track EP – which is a major selling point cos if I have to hear that one lame At the Gates pop metal riff in one more song, I swear I’m gonna start bashing in heads and snapping necks. Holy fucken shit, dudes. Vary it up already, for fuck’s sake. At least vocally this sound more like, I dunno, Decapitated when they were still relevant. Not that that is much a fucken commendation, but that’s the best I can make of it. Do I hate modern deathcore, its bands/fans and the culture it represents? You fucken betcha. Do I hate this band? Not really. I hate to sound like a fucken broken record, but it could have been a lot worse. I could be subjecting myself to the horrors of Waking the Cadaver, or Rings Of Saturn. No. Exile the Traitor at least have the decency to have only minimal elements of the widely despised deathcore genre. For which I am fucken thankful, cos if deathcore has proven anything, it is that that subculture is even more retarded than the larger metal culture of which it is part. I know, right. Metallers are functionally illiterate for the most part, and felon for the other. So yeah. Fuck you. Fuck you in the ass. Geez. "Denounce" is a lot of things but it mostly is inconsequential, redundant and a bit stupid – but what else is new? Nothing. Water is still fucken wet, and Robb Flynn is still a major douche. Yeah, this is tolerable, but hardly the kind of stuff that makes me take notice. I’m sure some basement label is waiting to snatch these guys up to send them on tour with another bunch of semi-illiterate, partly criminal bunch of high school dropout to play at all stinking divebars. If that sort of stuff tickles your fucken fancy, go for it. Been there, done that. It’s fucken overrated, for one and that whole "support the underground" nonsense gets one so far. Yeah, dude. The underground is dead, we fucken buried it. Long live the new flesh! I will continue to sit here waiting for an actual honest-to-Odin good deathcore band. I’m not holding my breath for it ever happening. I got plenty of stuff to do. Like getting criminally drunk, or banging my fucken alpha dog head to real death metal. I shall now fucken denounce you from my iTunes.

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