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Don’t Deprive Yourself, Stream Gatecreeper’s Sonoran Depravation

  • Axl Rosenberg

No joke: earlier today I was at lunch with Vince and Dave Mustein, and we were talking about bands that don’t reinvent the wheel but get a pass because they write awesome riffs and totally “get it,” and either Vince or Dave cited Gatecreeper as an example.

I can’t remember which one, but I’m gonna totally steal the dude’s line now: Gatecreeper aren’t reinventing the death metal wheel, by BY SATAN’S NUT HAIRS, they know how to write a tasty fucking riff. The band’s Relapse debut, Sonoran Depravation, is one of those DM albums that proves you can be steroidal and jubilant at the same time. If you had a shit day, you can listen to this record and fantasize about being Godzilla; if you had a good day, you can listen to this record and just groove out, man.

In other words, regardless of how your Tuesday is going, you should check out Sonoran Depravation, which you can do below (courtesy of Noisey). The album comes out this Friday, October 7 on Relapse. There’s still time to pre-order it here! The band is currently on tour with Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, and Oathbreaker. Get dates here.

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