When Stampin' Ground burst onto the live scene back in the late 20th century, they received massive praise from critics and hardcore fans alike. There first major studio album: "An Expression Of Repressed Violence" put them up there as the forefront of British hardcore and gave them sold out gigs round the country. They've often been criticised for being "Not hardcore enough" or "not metal enough", but who cares? When you can write and perform songs as good as they can, it doesn't matter
From the opening track "officer down", "Carved From Empty words" shows that is going to be amazing. The bone-crunching riffs, unstopable percussion and vocals sent straight from the darkest depths of hell, prove that this record blends the utmost of hardcore with classic metal influences from bands such as Slayer and Iron Maiden.
The sheer agression and power of the msuic really shines and a host of classics such as "Bathe My Wounds" and "Everybody Owes A Death" make this
One of the best rock albums of it's time.
If your new to SG this album is for you. And if you like them, but haven't seen them live yet: what the hell are doing?