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Generation Kill: Red White and Blood

Generation Kill is the new project of Exodus front man Rob Dukes, M.O.D. bassist Rob Moschetti, Mortician drummer Sam Inzerra, and guitarists Lou Lehman & Jason Trenczer. As you can probably guess, their debut Red White and Blood is a mix of thrash, hardcore, and groove metal, full of aggression, brutality, and mosh inducing fun.

Dukes sounds right at home on the thrashy, 'core driven mashers like "Hate", "Red White and Blood", and the lethal "Feast for the Wolves". Each one is driven by plenty of rapid, crushing riffs, pulverizing drum work, and Dukes' savage snarl. The surprise here are the few more melodic numbers like "Self Medicating", which has a classic Skid Row feel, and the groove laden "Depraved Indifference", which mixes mid-period Metallica and Pantera styled metal. Speaking of Pantera, if you loved some of their slower, more grinding classics, you'll totally dig the skin crawling heaviness of "Slow Burn", easily one of the highlights here on Red White and Blood. For brutal, hardcore fueled thrashers, you can't go wrong with "Walking Dead" and "Let Me Die", two supercharged thumpers that reside at the back end of the CD.

Usually these 'supergroup' metal projects fail to spark much interest or live up to expectations, but Generation Kill have put together a solid outing here that should satisfy both thrash and hardcore fans alike.

Track Listing
01. Hate
02. Red White and Blood
03. Feast for the Wolves
04. Self Medicating
05. Depraved Indifference
06. Slow Burn
07. Section 8
08. Walking Dead
09. Dark Days
10. Let Me Die
11. Wish [bonus Nine Inch Nails cover]

Added: November 6th 2011
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
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Generation Kill: Red White and Blood
Posted by Jeff B, SoT Staff Writer on 2011-11-06 15:15:15
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Red White and Blood is the debut album from Generation Kill, a new supergroup featuring members of Exodus, M.O.D., Mortician, and many more. On this album, the listener will experience eleven tracks of fury-inducing crossover thrash metal that should greatly appeal to fans of the genre. Red White and Blood is a downright fun listen that has enough solid riffs to satisfy any fan of thrash metal or hardcore. This may not be a terribly unique or memorable effort, but it definitely satisfies my craving for groove-infested crossover pretty damn well.

Even though this is first and foremost a crossover-thrash album, Red White and Blood also features some traits that aren't necessarily representative of the genre like acoustic guitar portions, groove-metal riffs, and melodic leads. Generation Kill sticks to their guns on this album, but it's also diverse enough to remain interesting throughout the entire duration. I also find the humor-injected lyrics to be pretty interesting; while still dealing with very serious subject matter, Generation Kill manages to refrain from sounding 'too' serious by adding some funny lines every now and again.

As expected from a group of this caliber, the production and musicianship on Red White and Blood are both flawless. I can't say this is an album I'll be popping in too often in the future, but the quality is very high across the board and 3 - 3.5 stars are the least I can give. If you like crossover thrash with some outside influences, this should be an album worth your investment.

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