Remember when you could still call Throwdown a hardcore band? Been a while huh… at times “Venom & Tears” sounded more like Pantera than Pantera themselves back in the day. On “Deathless” they’ve gone even further and added even more metal sounds, ending up sounding like the missing link between Pantera, Killswitch Engage and Lamb Of God.
Many people out there will hate them for it, especially if you’re a big fan of albums such as “Haymaker”. I think it sounds pretty damn good. Vocalist Dave Peters uses his clean vocals for the first time and it works out great. As do the crunchy guitars and meaty drums. Are they original? Anything but. But do they have what it takes to make a moshpit go nuts? Definitely!