The Brotherhood of the Blade
(Metal Blade Records)

Normally, I’m not too big on death metal (or in this case, “deathcore”), but I figured I’d finally give these guys a shot. Brotherhood is basically divided into two sections; the first half a documentary of the band, the second consisting of live footage. As with most cases, I can usually watch a documentary on just about any band and get hooked (being the huge music nerd that I am); sure enough, that’s exactly what happened. The doc portion is shot with impressive detail, giving insight on a band I otherwise would not have put much thought into.

However, the second half is just your run-of-the-mill concert vid; nothing wrong with it per se, just not too overly appealing unless you’re a definite gung-ho fan. Though the live footage might grow a bit tiresome at times, hearing their individual stories in the doc segment made for an interesting enough ride, making it worth investing at least some time into it. (Jesse Striewski)

Purchase The Brotherhood of the Blade here.

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