It seems that metal-styled hardcore is creating some waves these days. Fortunately, not all of it sucks as is expected when you mention both of those genres in the same breath. To Hell And Back, after being inactive for some years, return with a full length of the kind of abrasive yet skillful musicianship that is on par with current greats such as Doomriders or Burning Love. I’d have to say that the great vocals put THAB a step ahead of the rest, however. There’s some actual singing as opposed to just screaming/growling/shouting, but don’t worry, there’s some of that on here too. Just imagine if Corrosion Of Conformity’s venture into metal (not crossover, mind you) had gone right. They still would have not sounded this good.
–Juan Espinosa (Peterwalkee)