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Baroness

     

(official single)

     
         
         
     
             
Mordred are a cross over thrash metal band from the USA, forming in 1984, releasing their debut album in 1989 with the follow up in 1991. An E.P. and a third album followed before the band split and each member went their separate ways. The original line-up reformed in 2013 and started writing some new material that will likely become a E.P. in the not too distant future.    
             
Mordred pre-dated the explosion of thrash metal from the Bay Area of San Francisco, which was spearheaded by Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica and Slayer (also known as The Big Four), and also began the cross over trend that the likes of Anthrax, Rage Against The Machine and Limp Bizkit became famous for.    
             
Twenty years since the last Mordred release, is the band going to be as relevant today as they were back in those formative years of cross over thrash metal? Only time will ultimately tell, but with a new song, a UK tour and an E.P, in the offing, Mordred are deadly serious about their rebirth.    
             
'Baroness' is a three minute stomp of chugging riffs and rhythms that will appeal to both old and new fans of the thrash metal/cross over thrash metal genres. Chopping guitars, catchy melodies, a superb guitar solo and the unique vocal style of Scott Holderby herald the return of the mighty Mordred. With a song this good, any future release from Mordred would be highly anticipated and definitely worth the wait. With a summer tour of the UK lined up as well as an appearance at the legendary Bloodstock Festival, Mordred are back and they mean business.    
             
Overall, Mordred are back at their best with a bombastic bang, a new single, a UK tour, bringing back their unique style of music to make sure everyday's a holiday.    
             
             
Review By Iron Mathew Collins    
             
Reviewed For BJF Media    
             
             
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