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Black Absinthe
Early Signs of Denial

It’s a toxic mix of hard rock and heavy metal, with a dash of death metal blended together until liquefied - bottled by the Grim Reaper himself. Get your favorite wine goblet, pour a glass of Black Absinthe, and repeat as needed.

This lethal trio from Canada spits the venom right off the top with their song “The Wild”. It’s angry, heavy, and will have you growling along from the first chorus. Next up, is a more pensive lyric as “Is this Life” bleeds its way into your ears. You get a little hint of The Cult in these two tunes, but “Berj Khalifa” lets out a lashing of hard core metal. “Pigs” is like a death metal Pink Floyd song if David Gilmore did the solo. This is a weird trip and makes me envision the meat grinder scene from The Wall movie. The next song “NOW” picks up the tempo to borderline speed metal, and the last tune “Winter” throws a little grind core into the mix.

Downside: Six songs. Upside: Six ear splitting songs that keep you paranoid with fear of what’s around the next corner.

Black Absinthe
Early Signs of Denial
Written by: Tim Duran
8 out of 10

Black Absinthe’s vocals change from hard rock to death metal, and Jack carries those voices along with the heavy guitar riffs. Kyle (bass) and Austin (drums) are the tight knit rhythm section that raises the flames of Hades right into your listening space. Let there be no denying that the Early Signs of Denial is a hard hitting E.P. and gets a big 8 from me.

Tim Duran, HMS

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