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Destroy (Housecore)

Record Reviews

The Texas thrash tradition doesn't get referenced very often, but it's alive and kicking. Just ask Arlington's Warbeast, which boasts former members of long-gone headbanger Gammacide and Dallas thrash legend Rigor Mortis. Given that the Lone Star State produced Pantera, it's no surprise that Destroy hits harder than Mike Tyson on its second full-length for Phil Anselmo's Housecore imprint. Powered by furious drumming, whip-crack riffing, and Bruce Corbitt's feral roar, "Nightmares in the Sky," "Blood Moon," and "Nobody" take no prisoners, unless it's to violate them later. "Egotistical Bastard" displays a sense of humor as well. (Fri., 8:55pm, Emo's)

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