Led To The Grave - Led To The Grave review


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Band: Led To The Grave
Album: Led To The Grave
Release date: October 2008

01. No Choice But To Kill
02. Hellbound
03. BTK
04. Pummel
05. Portrait Of Evil
06. Speed Junkie
07. Lords Of War
08. Feed The Demons
09. Cutthroat
10. Hit And Run

Led To The Grave is one of those bands that's better when you're not listening to them. Led To The Grave, or well, their nameless debut, looks so delicously amateuristic and underground with its cheesy album art, concert flyer photoshop-mash-up in the booklet and the awesome songtitles on the back. "Speed Junkie", "Lords Of War" and "Feed The Demons"? Nuff said. I got pretty excited before popping in the disc, I must admit.

But then, the music. It's not above decent during any given moment. It's Thrash, let's get that out of the way first, with a Punk-y vibe. I'm not sure if that was really the intention, or if that's just because of the simplicity of the riffs. The riffs just have 'sixteen year olds in their garage' stamped all over it. That in itself isn't too bad, but coupled with the unimaginative vocals and ditto drums, it just becomes too much and too monotone to last the entire ride (fourty-one minutes). It all becomes a blur and hey, guess what? That's not the purpose of Thrash metal, is it?

Led To The Grave is a definite miss. What we have here are enthusiastic musicians with a good dose of skill that write terribly uninspired and bland music. I'd prefer bland musicians with enthusiastic music, to be honest. Meh. I hate it when Thrash bands disappoint me.

Rating breakdown
Performance: 7
Songwriting: 5
Originality: 4
Production: 6


Written on 25.03.2010 by If you're interested in extreme, often emotional and underground music, check out my reviews. I retired from reviewing, but I really used to be into that stuff.


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25.03.2010 - 22:16
Doc Godin
Sounds like a weak Municipal Waste/Toxic Holocaust hybrid from what I could tell. Their songs are too long for this type of music.
"I got a lot of really good ideas, problem is, most of them suck."
- George Carlin
25.03.2010 - 22:22
Troy Killjoy
That's one hell of an introductory statement! I haven't heard this but something tells me I don't want to.
Prettier than BloodTears.
25.03.2010 - 23:23
Fat & Sassy!
As cheesy as it is... I love this album's cover art.
"Information is not knowledge
Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST..." ____Frank Zappa
25.03.2010 - 23:47
Metal Maiden
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 25.03.2010 at 23:23

As cheesy as it is... I love this album's cover art.

Lol, me too, I kinda got excited, though it was some old-school DM...
26.03.2010 - 08:31
Doc Godin
Yeah, I enjoy the artwork as well. Admittedly, I also enjoy the music to some degree. I like the punk influence, but there definitely is room for improvement. Probably enjoy the music more than Lucas, but I wouldn't say he's far off. Somewhere between a 6.5-7ish for me.

The actual review is funny though. I prefer it when Lucas gets albums he thinks are shit, it's always good for a laugh.
"I got a lot of really good ideas, problem is, most of them suck."
- George Carlin
23.04.2010 - 11:35
Doc Godin
Scratch that, after a fuck-tonne of serious listening, I'm really digging this one. It's become my new staff pick.
"I got a lot of really good ideas, problem is, most of them suck."
- George Carlin
16.05.2013 - 08:36
Underpaid M.D.
"I hate it when Thrash bands disappoint me"

This last line of the review sums very well what I feel about this album, it's not bad, but it isn't good either. The main problem is that after listening to the album a couple of times, I can't remember any memorable song, even if there are some cool riffs here and there.

"Les vers savent qu'ils n'ont pas d'ailes, c'est pour cela qu'ils se cachent sous terre"

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