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Released: 2009, Independent
Reviewer: Stu Occupier
This year has already produced some great CDs all helping to push the British heavy metal scene back towards the top and this is no exception. London thrashers Muted have always had a cult following and have been a solid act on the gig scene since 2005.
First thing you notice is that they have a singer that can sing, as opposed to shout. In fact there are some great harmony vocal elements to "Market Garden", the guitar break half way through has an almost Celtic feel to it, this is thrash but with real melody.
'Closer to death' has a real NWOBHM feel, think Diamond Head/Saxon and a touch of Megadeth. This is my favourite track and will be on my mp3 player very soon...And yours too when you hear it.
Finally some cool bass introduces us to a Megadeth (ish) rocker that shows some real talent, proving that thrash is not always about speed but sometimes musicianship and the ability to put together a good song matters too.
01. Market Garden
02. Closer To Death
03. Poison In The Womb
Ben McCann (Guitar)
Steve Brill (Drums)
Kyle Proctor (Bass)
Stuart Layne (Vocals/Guitar)
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