Genre: Progressive Deathcore
01. Chillicothe Burning
02. With Empty Hands
03. So Far The Horizon
04. Needles Kane
From the state that brought you bands you have come to know and love such as: Beneath the Sky, Chimaira, Necrophagia, and The Devil Wears Prada… Chillicothe, Ohio brings you Shall Be The Conqueror.
Unbeknownst to most, Chillicothe was Ohio’s first capital, and home to Metal Blade Record’s Woe of Tyrants. Shall Be The Conqueror, however, is bringing something entirely different to the table, and shows no signs of slowing with their latest EP titled, Chillicothe Burning.
The EP demonstrates Shall Be The Conqueror’s ability to shred, while offering harmonic death metal (Yes, I said that) at times. The vocals on the album are some of the best deep guttural growls I have heard, and the guitarists lay some filthy shit! Shall Be The Conqueror goes in, punches you in the face, and is out before you know what hit you!
Chillicothe Burning is a solid compilation and a good starting point for Shall Be The Conqueror. They do use the occasional deathcore-style riff, but for the most part this is straight forward blast-n-burp brutality throughout. Their music style will permit them to connect with more than just your basic death metal audience, while perhaps incorporating some experimental/grindcore fans with this EP.