Earth Crisis

Salvation of Innocents

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Though Earth Crisis was inactive for most of the 2000s, the muscular, breakdown-heavy style of metalcore the band helped to pioneer continued to grow. With Salvation of Innocents, the band's third album since their 2007 re-formation, the Syracuse, New York outfit show they're still the masters of their domain. Where other bands flatter to deceive with over the top guitar stunts and studio effects, Earth Crisis keep things simple, brutal, and effective, opting to go for maximum impact with every track. While plenty of bands have used their sound as a blueprint, Earth Crisis' sound is still visceral enough to set it apart from legions of imitators, and Salvation of Innocents shows the band still has plenty of fury in them after 25 years.

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