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3 Inches of Blood
Here Waits Thy Doom
September 2009
Released: n/a, Century Media
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: Alan Gilkeson

What makes 3 Inches of Blood so great is that they embrace every damn cliche there is about Heavy Metal music unabashedly. They're hip to the cliches of 'false Metal', 'swords', and 'Satan' and they throw it all in your face with a knowing smile. It's all serious and farcical all at once, just like metal is supposed to be, sort of like their countrymen Anvil, who are earnest yet at the end of the day understand that you can be a bit sarcastic if you like.



Cam Pipes vocals and lyrics are completely absurd, but in a good way. Once you're in the song, the themes and powerful music transplant you into a world of fantasy. He screeches as high as he possibly can, like a caged banshee, emotive and ludicrous all at once. Album opener 'Battles and Brotherhood' sets the tone in a Manowarish manner, with a rollicking anthem for a chorus as we fight with "Metal in our veins". Hell, there's even a song titled 'Call of The Hammer'. Musically, 3 Inches of Blood blend traditional and Power Metal brilliantly, all around the motif of fighting for Metal.



The knock on these guys has always been that they are a parody, sort of like The Darkness were about five years back when they had their minor hit 'I Believe in a Thing Called Love'. They are a parody, but unapologetically so. They do a style of music that has been the brunt of jokes for years. However, they do it quite well, and like Manowar they can make you laugh and still want to raise your fist in the air at the same time. It's Metal at it's finest.
Track Listing

01. Battles and Brotherhood
02. Rock In Hell
03. Silent Killer
04. Fierce Defender
05. Preachers Daughter
06. Call of the Hammer
07. Snake Fighter
08. At the Foot of the Great Glacier
09. All of them Witches
10. 12:34
11. Execution Tank

Lineup

Cam Pipes - vocals
Justin Hagberg - guitar/vocals
Shane Clark - guitar
vacant - bass
Ash Pearson - drums


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3 Inches of Blood
Here Waits Thy Doom
September 2009
Released: 2009, Century Media
Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: Celtic Bob

3 Inches of Blood is a name I have heard for a while but have never checked out until now (Was I ever missing out!). Coming to us from Vancouver, British Columbia this 4-piece metal band deliver one of the best hard driven albums of 2009.



After turning on HERE AWAITS THY DOOM disc, my jaw dropped to the floor. I was expecting some brutally heavy music with cookie monster vocals but was pleasantly surprised by what I heard. After the first few moments of “Battles and Brotherhood”, I was reaching for the volume knob to turn this baby up a few notches. The music was heavy and the vocals powerful. It put me in mind of older Judas Priest at first when Rob Halford could actually still sing with power and emotion. Add in a slight Maiden influence and you have one of the best Metal albums of the year.



With songs like “Preacher’s Daughter” and “All of Them Witches” one cannot help but have slight flashbacks to when metal ruled the airwaves and Maiden and Priest were cranking out amazing albums. While the Priest-like comparisons will continue mainly due to Cam Pipes’ vocals, the music is beyond comparison. The guitars are loud and clear and the rhythm section provides a melodic yet heavy backbeat. Who could ask for anything more???



This release is guaranteed to be one of the best albums you will hear in 2009. It will make the top of your year’s favourite list this year. Buy it, crank it and enjoy it!!
Track Listing

01. Battles and Brotherhood
02. Rock In Hell
03. Silent Killer
04. Fierce Defender
05. Preachers Daughter
06. Call of the Hammer
07. Snake Fighter
08. At the Foot of the Great Glacier
09. All of them Witches
10. 12:34
11. Execution Tank

Lineup

Cam Pipes – Vocals
Shane Clark – Guitars,
Justin Hagberg – Guitars
Ash Pearson – Drums


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