February 21, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Call of the Void: Dragged Down a Dead End Path'

Call of the Void – Dragged Down a Dead End Path (2013)

Relapse Records

Review by Jude Felton

A lot of the movies and music that I enjoy most I have come across through word of mouth from friends. Of course, it’s a lot easier to find stuff on the interweb now, but a good word from a friend beats all the hyperbole that’s out there. Call of the Void’s debut album, Dragged Down a Dead End Path (great fucking album title!), came to my attention through m’man James from way down in Alabama, and for that I thank him. This is an album that will beat you, wait for you to come around, and then give you another good hard kicking.

Ten songs in under half an hour from these bruisers from Colorado is more than enough. More than this and you would probably end up a whimpering mess; I shit you not. Call of the Void deliver a crushing blend of hardcore and grind that jumps out at you the second album opener Failure hits you. Great riffs and brutal drumming accompany what I can only describe as pure fucking anger in the vocals; these guys are not messing around.

Despite the short running time of the album there is plenty of depth and variety to Dragged Down a Dead End Path. Yes, every song is a sonic assault designed to terrorize your eardrums, but each one has its own identity.

Having a bad day at work? Did some cellphone addicted moron cut you off? I suggest blasting Call of the Void from your speakers, as this is anger therapy in 30 minutes and it’ll make you feel a whole lot better. A damn fine album and a band you will no doubt hear plenty more from in 2013.


1. Failure
2. Theory of Mind
3. Bottom Feeder
4. Endless Ritual Abuse
5. Abomination
6. Breeding Grounds
7. Napalm Lungs
8. The Liar’s Heart
9. I Hope You Two Fuck
10. Faith & Filth

Dragged Down a Dead End Path is released by Relapse Records on March 19th in North America.

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