Walking Dead On Broadway: Aeshma

German ragers attempt the zombie deathcore shuffle

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There’s nothing subtle about Walking Dead On Broadway. Basically this is deathcore 101, and throughout Aeshma they do various passable impressions of Suicide Silence, JFAC and even early BMTH. What they don’t do is inject even the vaguest hint of originality or personality into proceedings.

If you like the staples of this sound – the endless breakdowns, processed drums and guttural grunt to squeal vocals – then Walking Dead On Broadway might impress you: after all they can certainly deliver a punishing banger.

Path Of Exile is delightfully nasty and has a riff you’ll be humming for some time, and Eradication jumps thrillingly from bouncy castle grooves to white-hot grinding. All decent enough, and if you’re new to this style you might even want to investigate further, but just for the hardcore deathcore aficionados./o:p

Stephen Hill

Since blagging his way onto the Hammer team a decade ago, Stephen has written countless features and reviews for the magazine, usually specialising in punk, hardcore and 90s metal, and still holds out the faint hope of one day getting his beloved U2 into the pages of the mag. He also regularly spouts his opinions on the Metal Hammer Podcast.