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'Sons Of Sleaze'
(Planet Metal)

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Jools Green


'Sons Of Sleaze' is the follow-up to 2011s self titled debut release from Chicago's sleazy death Metal maestros Bones.

It's an insane, yet brilliant listen; I couldn't stop smiling from one end of the album to the other. It has a dirty to the core and no frills sound, with aggressive blasts of down-tuned, ragged death Metal with a filthy Punk attitude that's just awesome.

I love the gut wrenching vocals and the heavy bass lines from Jon Necromancer and Carcass Chris's dirty distorted guitar riffs are sublime but what makes this album so great for me is the drum work; the way Joe Warlord slips in a vast array of energetic drum patterns with apparent ease, really finishes all the tracks off beautifully.

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The album consists of twelve chunks of dirty death Metal spanning thirty seven minutes, opening with the tornado that is 'Poisoned Breed', a track that just rips up everything in its path, the tempo does drop midway but don't get lulled into false sense of security because when the next song arrives, '13' the tempo is frantic, it's a little reminiscent of Motorhead, only more mental!!

'Frozen Vein' has a slower tempo with a sleazier edge, but the vocals still maintain that gut wrenching feel, if not more so because here there is room for a few extended screams along with a few nice drum patterns. The up-tempo title track, 'Son's Of Sleaze' has a catchy, distorted, repeat riff that sits so well with the vocals and some great drum elements that really enhance that dirty groove.

On '1000 Veins' Joe Warlord really works his way around the drum kit well, a perfect balance to the distorted ear ripping sleazy groove while 'Suicide' has an intense tempo, distorted guitars and brutal vocals that combine for a frantic and exciting track.


'Bad Signs' has a dark, crusty, distorted opener that opens out to a dirty, distorted groove, nicely garnished again with skilled drum work and finished with a sleazy solo; a crushing track.

'Maggots' is packed with pounding rhythms, extended screams and an ear ripping solo. You don't need much more.

'Cold Knife' opens with a down tuned bass and continues with low dirty guitars and vocals; a very sinister track.

'Mindfucked'. I certainly was after listening to this track! It's intense but with a lot of tempo and direction change to keep you enthralled for the full four minutes. '647 Bastards' is racy and packed to the brim and the final track, 'Fear Of Napalm', has such a long intro I thought it was going to be a mental instrumental, but it's just mental.

I don't have a favourite track; the whole album is an aural assault of impressive proportions nicely completed by artwork from artist Putrid. At times this made me think of The Rotted and if you like them you should find this of interest.

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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