March of the Parasite

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You've got to love an album that kicks off with a dialogue snippet from the must-see documentary about late bear activist Timothy Treadwell, Grizzly Man. And that's exactly what Laethora do on their debut full-length, March of the Parasite. But instead of following with some soothing sounds akin to the great outdoors, Laethora pummel you with riffing, bashing, and growling straight out of the Entombed and Napalm Death extreme metal handbooks. Strap on your safety belts and put on your helmets, because this is one intense sonic onslaught from beginning to end, especially such sweetly titled numbers as "Clothing for the Dead," "Repulsive," and especially "The Scum of Us All."

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