This is feverish metallic hardcore that gets me reaching for a bandana and makes me think of bands such as Corrosion Of Conformity and Suicidal Tendencies. Permanent Exile is almost all about the guitars and the speed—the repetitive riffs within the songs are easy to get into whilst the majority of the tracks are played at a breakneck pace. With only a couple of exceptions that is the modus operandi of Red Death, but the saving grace is that it avoids sounding like one long track with enough light and shade distinguishing the songs from each other. I’m not the biggest fan of the crossover genre but I’m enjoying this.
–Rich Cocksedge (Grave Mistake)