god dethroned - passiondaleDid you catch Sammy O’Hagar’s 4 out of 5-horns review of God Dethroned’s excellent new album Passiondale? If you missed it, here’s the gist:

Passiondale is a compact, precise, and immensely rewarding listen, essentially a barbed collection of riffs that you’ll most likely find yourself humming afterward… The melodic tinges are very Heartwork, while the black metal elements are nail bombs occasionally thrown in to put a part or riff over the top (the fierce opening “Under a Darkening Sky” bobs and weaves between the two seamlessly, while the title track swells with an almost In Flames sort of bigness)… Passiondale is a precise yet affecting record that’s not afraid of beauty or sadness, but certainly isn’t preoccupied with it.

Lucky for you, you don’t have to take our word for it; listen to the entire new record below, for free, until its Metal Blade release on Tuesday, April 28th, and let us know what you think. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the CD here or pre-order a special CD/t-shirt combo here.

– The MS Dudes

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