Demon Hunter

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Band Name Demon Hunter
Album Name Demon Hunter
Type Album
Released date 22 October 2002
Produced by Aaron Sprinkle
Music StyleMetalcore
Members owning this album72

Tracklist

1. Screams of the Undead
2. I Have Seen Where It Grows
3. Infected
4. My Throat Is an Open Grave
5. Through the Black
6. Turn Your Back and Run
7. And the Sky Went Red
8. As We Wept
9. A Broken Upper Hand
10. The Gauntlet

Review @ hack

08 November 2009
Many great rock bands have come out of Seattle. Jimi Hendrix was born there. Queensryche are from there, and so are Metal Church. Also the popular grunge rock bands like Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and probably more. The metal core band, Demon Hunter, also hail from Seattle. This is the debut album from this American quintet.

The vocals alternate from a yelling style to a nice(clean) singing style, that is typical with other American metal core bands(Trivium, Shadows Fall). Vocalist Ryan Clark and guitarist Don Clark are brothers. The lyrics seem to be about the problems that people encounter in their lives and growing up(maturing).

It's obvious that they're influenced by the Seattle grunge music of the '90's. A few of the songs have borrowed rhythms from the Alice In Chains song, Would?. A couple of other songs sound influenced by Nirvana, especially the clean vocals that sound similar to Kurt Cobain, at times. They've infused the prettier elements of grunge into the more brutal sound of death metal. Their sound is also very modern, there is some cool technical guitar playing in the song, I Have Seen Where It Grows.

Many of the songs seem to be structered similarly to the style of Nine Inch Nails or Disturbed. But sometimes it gets a bit too cheesey for my taste. Like on the last 2 songs, A Broken Upper Hand, and The Gauntlet. The vocals on these 2 songs sound sugary sweet and The Gauntlet sounds fit for FM radio play. Aside from those 2 songs, the rest of the album rocks with enough ugliness.

Fans of Trivium and Shadows Fall should enjoy this album. But don't expect to hear a lot of intricate shredding, expect to hear trendy thrashing, highlighted with some nice grunge style singing.

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emofreak33 - 03 January 2010: queensryche is not from seattle their from duvall, WA
hack - 03 January 2010: Oh, is that right? Everyone else has got them listed as being from Seattle.
miniradman - 28 September 2011: yeah this album does seem the most primitive of them all :P
hack - 28 September 2011: That's good! If it sounds too tame, it would be boring.
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