New England Is Sinking

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Considering that two of Deathkiller's three members were previously members of such outfits as Hatebreed and Most Precious Blood (screamer/guitarist Matt McIntosh and drummer Anthony Realbuto, respectively), the group's 2007 debut, New England Is Sinking, is a true blue hardcore fest. And while Deathkiller is musically reminiscent of countless other manly man hardcore acts, there's something about them that makes them stick out from the pack, they're one of the few hardcore bands to contain a female member (bassist Christina Chiaramonte). Despite the fact that the group contains only three members, Deathkiller easily holds their own against the other suspects, especially on such instantly-recognizable-as-hardcore-song titles as "Take Me to Your Bleeder," "Call in the Airstrike," and "Fear and Loathing in D.C." Musically, it's not all that different from the rest of the hardcore pack -- although a few ingredients show that Deathkiller may think a bit broader than the average hardcore band, check Chiaramonte's Helmet-esque basslines and the Rage Against the Machine-esque chorus of "New England Is Sinking").

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