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Exhumed: ‘Death Revenge’

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FACED: San Jose bring the grindcore gore on their new concept album, 'Death Revenge.'

FACED: San Jose bring the grindcore gore on their new concept album, 'Death Revenge.'

The latest from San Jose gore-metallers Exhumed isn’t their usual blood-and-guts orgy but what’s being billed as a concept album—string interludes and all. Chronicling a reported case of serial grave robbery in 19th century Scotland over 12 taut tracks, Death Revenge features rhythm guitarist and co-singer Matt Harvey’s most melodic riffing yet, wide-ranging solos from lead guitarist Bud Burke, and some gruesomely theatrical sound effects, like on “Dead End.” Death Revenge may occasionally leave you longing for the sloppy-nasty groove they perfected on 2013’s Necrocracy, but these guys have pumped serious brains and brawn into the grind-core template.

Death Revenge
Fri, $13+
Exhumed, San Jose

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