Atoll - Fallout Frenzy,
According to the PR company, Atoll are a Phoenix slam metal crew, but I must confess that this is a new musical term to me. I think I’ll just call this out as classic death metal, heavily influenced by the mighty Cannibal Corpse, with more than a touch of ‘Scum’ era Napalm Death about them (I must play that album at least once a month, can’t believe just how relevant and important it still is today even after all these years). From the cover art and logo through to the music coming out of the speakers, there is no doubt at all as to where these guys are coming from. Over the top, in just about every manner, the production has allowed them to live up to expectations, and with singer Wade Taylor they have someone who has studied George Fisher and is determined to build on what has gone before.
Tight, heavy as hell, here is a death metal band that are going to stand on the shoulders of giants and take the genre to new rotting depths, and we should all be grateful for that. I love it.