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Release date: 31 August 2009
Style: Heavy metal, Power metal

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01. Battles And Brotherhood
02. Rock In Hell
03. Silent Killer
04. Fierce Defender
05. Preachers Daughter
06. Call Of The Hammer
07. Snake Fighter
08. At The Foot Of The Great Glacier
09. All Of Them Witches
10. 12:34
11. Execution Tank
12. Wizard's Island [bonus]
13. Not Fragile [Bachman-Turner Overdrive cover] [bonus]
14. Cities On Flame [Blue Öyster Cult cover] [bonus]
15. Daytona [Zeke cover] [bonus]

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Additional info
Release dates:

Europe: Aug. 31
US: Sept. 8

Recorded at Seattle's London Bridge Studios with producer Jack Endino.

Staff review by
Doc Godin

Rating:
9.4
This is 3 Inches Of Blood - they eat, sleep, and write riffs. End of story.

Alas it seems I'm required to write at least 250 words - so let's expand, shall we? Here is a band that within the past couple years have suffered some of the worst tribulations a band can - the constant rotation of band members, a former drummer playing fisticuffs with Nigel Glockler, the loss of an original core member, and being dropped from Roadrunner for not giving the label the album sales they wanted to see. They managed to completely bounce back with their most solid, varied album to date. With the preview release of the track "Call Of The Hammer" it appeared as if the band had fully sunk itself into the thrash metal genre - nothing could be further from the truth. While Here Waits Thy Doom has a small handful of thrash songs in it, 3 Inches' transcends any strict genre. We see everything from Slayer to Deep Purple influences worn on their sleeves. The guitar work is just top notch, as previously mentioned - dabbling in a wide variety of styles making this easily the most unpredictable work they have ever done. Aside from the riffs, the whole band has made vast improvements becoming tighter than ever. Although Cam Pipes sticks to his falsetto Halford shrieks, he now seems to be more comfortable exploring rougher vocal tendencies. Underneath all of this we have interesting drum work....that's right! Creative drum work that draws attention on its own without being generic time-keeping.

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wormdrink414 - 23.01.2010 at 08:35  
Rating: 10 My favorite album of the year.
Doc Godin - 23.01.2010 at 11:52  
Rating: 10
Written by wormdrink414 on 23.01.2010 at 08:35

My favorite album of the year.

Me and you both. This is one of those albums that just seems like the band wrote it just for me, everything I want in a heavy metal album can be found in this one.
Boxcar Willy - 10.03.2010 at 18:14  
  Aren't they death metal not heavey power metal????
Gordon Freeman - 08.05.2010 at 00:06  
 
Written by Boxcar Willy on 10.03.2010 at 18:14

Aren't they death metal not heavey power metal????


Seriously?
Boxcar Willy - 09.05.2010 at 04:13  
  Sorry it used to be labeled as death metal i hadn't heard them yet, my bad
Culty - 20.06.2010 at 06:14  
  Beware the preacher's daughter!
JÄY - 13.07.2010 at 20:26  
Rating: 9
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This is one of those albums that just seems like the band wrote it just for me, everything I want in a heavy metal album can be found in this one.


me too i fuckin love this
Ghoulgoat - 17.09.2010 at 16:28  
Rating: 7 I'm sorry, they just don't sound nearly as cool without Jamie.
Whoblehwah - 12.12.2010 at 09:15  
Rating: 8
Written by Ghoulgoat on 17.09.2010 at 16:28

I'm sorry, they just don't sound nearly as cool without Jamie.


I agree. His screams sounded a lot better than the new guys. I don't hate this album or anything, I just think it was a step down from Fire Up The Blades.
Kevorkian - 12.12.2010 at 10:05  
Rating: 8 Musically, I like this better than FUtB, but I do miss Jamie's screams. They worked really well in conjunction with Cam's falsetto. Overall, though, great album with some extremely catchy riffs.
wormdrink414 - 20.03.2011 at 20:47  
Rating: 10 Just bought a second copy. My last one got overplayed... and stepped on.
Doc Godin - 07.05.2011 at 08:51  
Rating: 10
Written by wormdrink414 on 20.03.2011 at 20:47

Just bought a second copy. My last one got overplayed... and stepped on.

Haha, good work. Yeah I got a second copy too. Had to get the special edition when it came out with the 4 bonus tracks.
wormdrink414 - 08.05.2011 at 05:28  
Rating: 10
Written by Doc Godin on 07.05.2011 at 08:51

Haha, good work. Yeah I got a second copy too. Had to get the special edition when it came out with the 4 bonus tracks.


Shit. I hadn't even heard about that. I follow them on facebook and hear more about their daily beer consumption than regular band news. I just heard about their new ep here the other day.
Fat & Sassy! - 27.05.2011 at 08:53  
Rating: 9 Yeah, um... totally listening to this again for the thousandth time (over the course of a year). When from an 8 to a 9. Heavy metal DONE RIGHT. And a good amount of variety. No two songs sound alike. Their best work for sure. =3

Oh, and they are not power metal. Why are they labeled so?
JÄY - 08.10.2011 at 08:56  
Rating: 9
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 27.05.2011 at 08:53

Yeah, um... totally listening to this again for the thousandth time (over the course of a year). When from an 8 to a 9. Heavy metal DONE RIGHT. And a good amount of variety. No two songs sound alike. Their best work for sure. =3

Oh, and they are not power metal. Why are they labeled so?

Genre-wise are you just referring to this album? becasue the last 2 are much less classic heavy and I'd agree they are a combo of said heavy and power
Troy Killjoy - 08.10.2011 at 20:06  
 
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 27.05.2011 at 08:53
Oh, and they are not power metal. Why are they labeled so?

Ya this album completely sets itself apart from the power metal of yore, but their discog prior to this is heavily power-laden.
Moose - 15.12.2011 at 16:06  
Rating: 10 Wow, finally got around to checking this album out! Such catchy riffs!

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