In this installment of State Of The Art over here at Metal Nexus, we’re gonna be analyzing some of the top underground Metal acts from the great state of Iowa! Famous for having some of the most vast farmland in the USA, and the home of some household Metal names like Slipknot and Stone Sour, what seems to be a very rural part of our country is also home to a very strong and sturdy underground Metal scene. This month we will be giving you all a look at Green Death, an up and coming thrash outfit from Des Moines.
Providing us with music from EMP Label Group, Dan by Dave Ellefson, these young guys have already shared the stage with the likes of Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Trivium, Suicidal Tendencies, and many many more. Having charted across Amazon and iTunes, there’s no surprise as to why this outfit are growing as quickly as they are. The quartet consists of guitarist Mark Reinking, vocalist Sol Bales, drummer Ryan Berrier, and bassist Parker Willis.
This year the band released the follow up to their 2016 second album (Manufacturing Evil) entitled, “Hollowmass,” (released under Combat Records). The album features amazing tracks like the intro, “Lycanthropy,” a ringing guitar riff driven track that eerily builds suspense, breaking into the second song, “Bullet of Silver,” beginning with Sol’s high pitch vocals and a chorus that could make people with no vocal cords sing along. “The Betrayed,” a fast pace and drum-driven track with heavy riffs and scratchy yells on vocals shows exactly why these guys are one of the premiere up and coming Thrash acts in the underground scene all across the country.
Listen to “Hollowmass,” by Green Death in all its entirety down below.