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Crewed By The Damned

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Crewed By The Damned is the debut album from New Jersey-based metal pirates Swashbuckle, featuring an arsenal of intense, unrelenting thrash metal tunes reminiscent of vintage Anthrax & Exodus; and a collection of authentic, acoustic-based pirate shanties highlighted by catchy guitar melodies & creative percussion. Not the type of diverse styles you’d hear on a typical metal album – but then again, Swashbuckle are not your typical metal band. Forged upon the seven seas, Swashbuckle’s unique brand of ’In Yar Face’ metal is set to take the metal community by storm.

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  • I’ve been a classic-thrash fan since the 80s… SWASHBUCKLE should not be compared with the likes of early ANTHRAX or EXODUS. They DON’T sound like them at all! While the music is ok, there’s nothing catchy or special about any of the tracks. And then there’s the vocalist… Just horrible! He sounds like he wants to be in a death metal band, not thrashing. Can’t understand a SINGLE word he roars and he’s never on key. Just crap on his part… This CD is headed straight to trade-in at my local music store…
    If you’re looking for some good, new thrash bands, SWASHBUCKLE isn’t one of them. Check out FUELED BY FIRE, MERCILESS DEATH, AVENGER OF BLOOD or WARBRINGER for a start. They won’t let you down.

    Posted on February 12, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Pirates are an excellent subject for metal, as they themselves were aggressive and brutal, but as someone else who reviewed this very album elsewhere said we’ve had Vikings shoved down our throats for too long. Although I do enjoy my Viking themed metal even I need a change of pace once in a while.

    This album is an excellent blend of aggressive in your face thrash metal with a touch of death metal and a few quick sea shanties. The songs are never longer than you want them to be, the cheese factor one finds with the power/folk metal of Alestorm is nowhere to be found, and the production is quite good no instrument seems to overpower the others.

    The vocals edge into death metal territory with a growl that is never too gutteral to where words become unrecognizable, the guitar work is nothing anyone will likely be playing at guitar center as there isn’t any overly impressive sounding guitar wankery just great agressive thrash metal riffs and the occasional basic solo, the bass is solid with a good bass tone and is never buried in the mix like some bands do, and finally the drumming is fast and aggressive as it should be.

    Overall Crewed By The Damned is an excellent release and a wonderful debut album and while I have not yet heard the second album Back to the Noose I’ve heard it is just as good as this one and intend to purchase it in the near future.

    Posted on February 11, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • This seems like some joke bands, but they take the music seriously. The music is hands down Thrash Metal, with death grunts in some of the songs. In between each song there is a great instrumentals track. To sum things up get this if you like great trash metal or if you like great fun music.

    Posted on February 11, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now