Out of the tar pits of stagnation comes the border crossing bastard child of stoner doom, thrash, and death metal: Switchblade Jesus. The Corpus Christi outfit present a heavy concoction of energetic thrash metal laced with death metal brutality and clinical technicality, that will engulf you in the pit and leave you breathless. Having stirred considerable interest in the rock and metal circles, Switchblade Jesus hopes you’re ready for the re-release of their acclaimed album Death Hymns, soon to be available on the ever classic cassette format.
Formed in 2010 and consisting of Eric Calvert (lead guitar/vocals), Chris Black (bass) and Jon Elizondo (drums) the group is on a mission of blending classic thrash metal, old-school death metal and modern technicality and tones into a wicked headbanging brew. But do not let their already-burgeoning barrage of furious riffs fool you. Amid the furiosity, Switchblade Jesus is laden with weighty grooves and vintage stoner vibes.
Switchblade Jesus manage to harness their bold mix into recognisable structures and meaningful songs throughout that do not shy away from catchiness and, quite importantly, do not fall into the trap of being just basic heavy metal. Fans of rock, doom, metal, and everything in between can find their groove in Switchblade Jesus. Finding their spot on the official Apple Music Playlist, and sharing the stage with beasts such as Behemoth and Gwar, Switchblade Jesus has earned accolades in spades.
Death Hymns is a powerhouse of an album that takes all the doom, rage, riffs, and rhythm and packs it into a twenty seven minute unrelenting experience where there is no lull, only groove. A reckless and weighty album fit for any true fan of heavy.
Death Hymns Tracklist:
Behind the Monolith
The Blackened Sun
Death Hymns re-releases on June 25th through Hybrid Records.