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A band full of energy, talent, and charisma thriving off the will to survive and prevail throughout the numerous trends. Staying true to the music, the fans, and each other, There is no equivalent to the power and movement passed on by this heavy band full of hooks and grooves!
Dubbed “Death Groove” by their fans, Western Massacre is a force to be reckoned with. They combine smooth grooves and clever hooks with an unmatched heaviness that crowds of all types, genres, and ages can relate to. Hailing from Western Massachusetts these guys have been dominating the western mass metal scene, that is so notorious(Shadows Fall, Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Within the Ruins, etc.) and bringing it to all new levels-Even being a huge factor in restoring the local heavy metal community. Finishing first in a regional competition, called “Metalympics” (a 32 band competition/show series, featuring the best metal acts in New England) they’ve made their presence very much known over the past 4 years and are not letting up anytime soon. Formed in 2008, Western Massacre have shared the stage with the likes of Shadows Fall, Devil Driver, Diecast, Revocation, Conducting from the Grave, Job for a Cowboy, Dying Fetus, Abysmal Dawn, Impending Doom, 3 Inches of Blood, Wretched, Thy Will Be Done,and many more. The momentum is still going strong with the help of endorsements by Hurt Reynolds clothing, Sonic Creations Music shop as well as their debut album “Freedom Through Violence” being backed by Dynasty Distribution and put in FYE, Newbury Comics, and Music Outlet stores. They sell out and headline some of the biggest clubs in New England and are bound to be bringing the storm near you!
Freedom Through Violence” is a muscular, powerful synthesis of death, thrash, and hardcore
– all sifted through a filter of mid-tempo groove, spiked with irresistible hooks, and shorn of
“I don’t think I have cussed on any of the album reviews, but I’m going to break the cursing
cherry on this review and say “Holy F*** this album is insane!!!!!!!!”
"Earlier this year Florence, Massachusetts’ premier death-groove metal artists, Western Massacre, released their awesome debut CD called, “Freedom Through Violence”. A nine-track MASTERPIECE of blended thrashy death, groove, melodic and hardcore, “Freedom Through Violence” offers enough diversity and excitement to capture and hold even the most finicky of metal connoisseurs."
"By cleverly writing original songs with this much brutality and flavor, this is a band we will be hearing from for a long time. Such is the case with WESTERN MASSACRE and their delivery which is described as “death groove”. The brutality of CANNIBAL CORPSE and JUNGLE ROT mixed with the mood and attitude of PANTERA, LAMB OF GOD or SEPULTURA is what we found on their full length Freedom Through Violence."