A Death-Grip on Yesterday | EW.com

Music

A Death-Grip on Yesterday It's easy to dismiss these Orange County headbangers as overstimulated lads purveying the usual histrionics about inequity, rage, and personality...A Death-Grip on YesterdayRock It's easy to dismiss these Orange County headbangers as overstimulated lads purveying the usual histrionics about inequity, rage, and personality...2006-03-27
C+

A Death-Grip on Yesterday

Genre: Rock; Producer (group): Victory

It’s easy to dismiss these Orange County headbangers as overstimulated lads purveying the usual histrionics about inequity, rage, and personality disorders. Yet if Alex Varkatzas’ I-just-gargled-a-pint-of-Drano vocals are metal’s most annoying cliché, Atreyu’s penchant for lyrical instrumental passages and transcendent guitar solos keeps you constantly reassessing their talents. The verdict for A Death-Grip on Yesterday: better-than-average latter-day thrash. (Now, if only latter-day thrash were better on the average…)

More from Our Partners