Sunday, January 4, 2009

Teen Cthulhu - Ride the Blade

Teen Cthulhu
Ride the Blade
Life is Abuse

Blackened fastcore? Demonic hardcore? Metalcore black metal? Okay, that last one didn't make sense, but you get the idea. Seattle's Teen Cthulhu rose through the late 90s metalcore ranks playing very fast, overloaded with keyboards and with an intense black metal influence.

Here's where things get weird. Bleeding Through also did the same thing (kind of) at the same time, yet Teen Cthulhu is clearly the superior band. Bleeding Through rode that Hot Topic vibe to Ozzfest glory while Teen Cthulhu kept it real and played better. I suppose Ride the Blade said some things that America wasn't ready to hear. Fortunately, you can.

Teen Cthulhu - Ride the Blade


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