Then come the covers. FFAA look to their influences, and deliver a take on At The Gates’ Under A Serpent Sun, which they bulk up without losing the nuances of the original. TAIM unwisely attack Cannibal Corpse’s seminal Hammer Smashed Face, a song no-one but its authors can do justice to, and then it’s Malevolence’s turn, with Anastacia’s Left Outside Alone. It does sound like they are histrionically taking the piss a fair bit, but they do so with chunky aplomb, and the chorus actually hits the spot.
There’s nothing strictly original here, and all bands have done better, but everyone should be happy with their contributions, artists and fans alike.
For fans of: Suicide Silence, Carnifex, The Acacia Strain
The Aggression Sessions is released on April 7 via Nuclear Blast