Birds of Prey


BY Bill WhishPublished Jun 22, 2009

Hailing from the already volatile metal hotbed that is Virginia, Birds of Prey look to capitalize on the success of fellow Virginians with their third release, Hellpreacher. With dry-throated spoken word passages flooding through at the outset one becomes prepared for another Lamb of God metalcore clone. Thankfully the pace quickens a bit as the record thumps along and a far more old-school feel comes through. The muddy production may actually remind some fans of Entombed, which is never a bad thing. What you get is a modern touch to a classic style — sure there are a lot of bands employing this technique right now but that's not to say it doesn't work. Birds of Prey execute the cohesion effectively, thus making Hellpreacher one to give a bit of your time to.

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