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2Ton Predator - Demon Dealer (7/10) - Sweden - 2003

Genre: Modern Metal
Label: Diehard Music
Playing time: 40:07
Band homepage: 2Ton Predator

Tracklist:

  1. Intro
  2. Slowly Slaughtered
  3. Pipeyard Killings
  4. Bone Brigade
  5. Demon Dealer 
  6. A Funeral Romance
  7. Transparent Venom Addiction
  8. Hell Is Where You're Headed
  9. Henchmen
  10. Hammred
  11. Ready To Die
  12. Killing Flames 
2Ton Predator - Demon Dealer
This was a surprising win for me. I actually got this CD from this from Alex and Val after winning a contest and decided that it would deserve a review. I can honestly say that this was an interesting listen.

In a world of Progressive Metal that I spend most of my time listening to and don't usually put much interest into other music a chance you wouldn't hear 2TON PREDATOR. However here I am listening to "Demon Dealer". The album itself it is a 11 track CD with a bonus track aptly named "Bonus Track" (what are the chances).

I must admit my attention was immediately grabbed listening to "Pipeyard Killings". This was reminiscent of bands like HATEBREED or KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Another song that stands out is "Killing Flames"; this song really grabs you by the ass and makes you stand up and take notice. Actually every time I listen to this album I hear so many bands that I've listened to before and not able to put my finger on it. In some ways I find this album quite refreshing but at the same time I see in this album like so many others; a longing to be the next PANTERA.

From a music stance, I hear a good sound and heavy riffs definitely worth the buy for any headbanging freak who wants to be in a mosh pit 24/7. I love the drum sound on this album, I listened to these guys both on my Ipod and through my stereo and my cats still haven't surfaced from the aggressive band's sound. I am not totally sold on the singer however, don't get me wrong that doesn't mean I don't think he sounds good or doesn't fit in the band, he has a voice that falls into a category as so many other bands have. Once in a while I would like to hear something unique from a Hardcore/Thrash/Speed Metal band to make me look up. I think that was one reason I enjoyed listening to CELTIC FROST and MEGADETH as much I did. With 2TON PREDATOR if you are looking for something new and unique then it will come short but still a good act.

I'm not sure what to say about this album. I thank both Alex and Val for giving me the chance to enter the contest and sending the CD to me. I enjoyed it but not to a point that I am warm and fuzzy as I listen to it. However, I would willingly throw my mane around if I heard them on the Power Hour (Canadian music video show) or the Headbangers Ball (American music video show). These guys have nothing but great things in the future for them and I await their new additions to the Heavy Metal CD world. I am sure that they will find their own personal sound that will make them the newest powerhouse Denmark act. (Online February 10, 2004)

Charles McLachlan



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