Monday, September 8, 2008
Breathing Fire - Demo
"I predicted when xFILESx broke up how baffingly funny it would be to say ex-xFILESx for the next band. Well here you have it! Breathing Fire features ex-member of xFILESx. Going leaps beyond the direction of Excruciation (xFILESx''s last album), and slowing the intense thrash beats to a heavier sound, Breathing Fire ends up sounding like a mid-nineties power violence band influenced by bands like Crossed Out. Their fast parts are fast, but the other 40% of is super slow HEAVY hardcore that is probably aided by down tuning. This heavy/slow sound is showcased in “Gates Of Ivory.” Ditching the comedic aspects of xFILESx, Breathing Fire takes a more serious tone. Vocally don''t expect higher screams, but instead lower raspy bellows lined with drowning thirst. The juxtaposition of the fast and slow parts is appreciated. The songs loaded with tons of parts makes it sound like technical hardcore. "Exhale" is the creepiest sounding song with repetitive guitar droning and a sample of chainsaws and screaming."
This demo was originaly released in 2004 as a tape, then repressed as a 7" in 2007 on Painkiller. They also have a new LP out titled "Years Of Lead" its up for order on clear vinyl at painkillerrecords.com. Buy it.