03.Dont Let The Bastards Grind Us Down
04.I Swear To God
Jaz Oberoi (Vocals)
Julian Martin-Samos (Rhythm/Lead Guitars)
Jon Coakley (Guitar)
Carl Stanley (Bass)
Rob Halliday (Drums)
The emergence of recent uk talent just goes from strength to strength for here we are presented with another example of first class metal.
It has just taken 14 months to go from formation to debut album whilst building up a huge following based on explosive live shows.
To the disc at hand...When hitting play be warned because it doesnt so much start at detonate!Initial reaction is that i haven't heard anything this good in this style since first discovering Sepultura 24 years ago.Perfectley executed with Jaz screaming vocals tearing through the speakers only interrupted for scathing guitar work.
Then we hit "I Swear To God", boy does this fucking punch with a real groove/thrash bang your head up and down until neck death then towards the end its gores really nice and quiet with some seriously melodic guitar and Jaz proving he has a great singing voice, it just ends the song song well.
"Primitive" is another stand out track, a powerchord heavy mutha with a real catchy chorus that is guaranteed to get every singing along live and in the home.
For me the last great stand out track is "Undone" an almost bluesy with some superb guitarwork leads you into a brutal aural assault before switching back to that blues melody and finishing with the agression that echoes throughout this album.
All in all 'Lock And Load' is a masterpiece of modern british metal that you should own.
For fans of : Sepultura, Soulfly, Pantera, Hatebreed, Lamb Of God.