Ambassador Gun When In Hell

Ambassador Gun When In Hell
There's a distinct difference between grindcore bands that understand the need for solid grooves, downtime beats and a general sense of the rollercoaster ride and those that just smash away blindly. Even at their worst, Napalm Death knew you can't have an album of endless double-time; it renders everything mush. Taking this lesson to heart and incorporating a healthy dose of old school hardcore's chest-thumping, thrash metal's shit-hot guitar riffs and pretty much everything else they can throw into the pot, this ravaging trio end up obliterating with When In Hell's stellar half-hour. Expedient without seeming rushed and all-inclusive but still its own entity, the album is a fulfilling musical feast, as opposed to the tendency of some to stick so closely to one specific mindset that it becomes boring and sterile. Loud and almost overly-aggressive, Ambassador Gun push the borders just enough to cause tension but relent at just the right moments. (Pangea)