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Quick Review: Phil Anselmo and Warbeast’s ‘War of the Gargantuas’

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WarOfTheGargantuas

One of the more anticipated releases among metal circles in 2013 is the upcoming solo album from former Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo (credited as Philip H. Anselmo on this EP). The War of the Gargantuas serves as the first taste of music from Anselmo’s solo project and also provides two tracks from fellow Housecore Records labelmates Warbeast.

At this point Anselmo has come out and said the tracks “Conflict” (related to his chronic physical ailments over the years) and “Family, ‘Friends,’ and Associates,” (which seems to deal with his evolving personal relationships) are the safer of the tracks on his solo record. Which leads me to believe things are going to get real wild when we hear the full album.

“Conflict” sounds reminiscent of another Anselmo side project (Superjoint Ritual) meets Great Southern Trendkill era Pantera – with the obvious differences involving a clean and sober frontman and the lack of Dimebagg’s amazing solos. The track is a fairly straightforward hardcore inspired tune that gets the job done – in the sense it leaves you wanting more.

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Written by Eric

January 15, 2013 at 7:03 pm