“As is well known, founding member Ted Aguilar has been active for a long time with DEATH ANGEL, whose current band together with EXODUS, LAAZ ROCKIT or also TESTAMENT are among those groups with who MUDFACE has already shared the stage.In the thank you list is next to Ted, also SPIRALARMS-fronter Tim Narducci (who also recorded the album in the Sonic Room studio) as well as drum icon Paul Bostaph (among others Ex-Forbidden and Slayer).They step it up with a murderous portion Groove, a snotty Punk attitude and a healthy dose of heavy rock. In short: “anti” bangs officially, grooves like hell and is extremely heavy. The energy level is amazing, the intensity is sensational, and that’s how it should be!
The Sift screamer also does well in his quieter moments, and how he understands it, also proves himself as the “high acrobat” in front of the lord HALFORD. They successfully made the bridge from San Francisco to Oakland as we can hear groove from the first MACHINE HEAD work. Rat”
“The list of legendary combos, with whom MUDFACE has already been allowed to plow the stages of the world, makes it clear what a huge feat is coming towards us with Anti:"
OVERKILL, TESTAMENT, EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL" are only four of the uncountable Combos, that have inspired the Bay-Area-Sound of MUDFACE for the past three years, when they didn't leave one stone on the other with their EP of the same name. With a strong dash PANTERA, a soft KORN-touch at some points and the above-mentioned influence, these guys manage to leave me after the first pass with my jaw dropped and some kick ass attitude, until the fun starts again with the "play" button.The songs are absolutely timeless, varied, and result due to their playfulness in a high degree of listening pleasure. You will not be disappointed by "Anti" and it's another exclamation mark for the Groove-Thrash-
Rating: 8.5 / 10
“What can I say, but this band is criminally insane.
Their raw energy and combined individuality makes these guys a very unique and delightful freak show in the underbelly of what solid heavy metal should look like. Although they all share the same stage, you can focus on even just one musician at a time and get a complete show out of it. It’s a lot to take in all at once as a whole, but as a fan, a lot is what we expect in a show, I think these guys are really on to something special.Chris Dinsmore takes the mic and does all but eats it. His vocals are a mid evil primal scream terrorizing even the Devil himself. His hair whipping and thrashing, about, bringing us back to the days of old as if it were a weapon of metal armor. But the guilty pleasure for me was watching and trying to stay clear of the guitarist Richard Pia, Standing at ground zero and off set of the pit, I witnessed the most outrageous metal works on a guitar since the birth of Sir. Angus Young.”
Live show review THE AVALON, Santa Clara, CA
“Bay Area Mudface."Steering well clear of mediocrity" Think outside the box. Sort of and intelligent Seattle ideology, intertwined with the expected crushing metal mentality. Crossover appeal.Top-notch song writing coupled with excellent production set this CD apart. Exuding strength at every angle.”
Brave words & Bloody Knuckles