No, don't worry, the title isn't what you think. It's just been a while since I posted up some good strong manly heavy metal- the kind designed to put hair on a man's already hirsute chest.
First up- apparently, it is in fact possible to blend power and death metal together without sounding as ridiculously long-winded as, oh, say, DRAGONFORCE:
SPARTAN are a self-proclaimed "power/death metal" outfit from Haarlem in the Netherlands, and I have to say, they're really not bad- if AMON AMARTH-style guttural growls and roars are your sort of thing. (They are very much mine.)
I came across these guys while randomly looking around for some death metal to wake up to this morning, and I have to say, I'm pretty impressed.
Their sound is a bit like what would happen if you took FIREWIND (a power metal band) and shot them full of testosterone, a la say TESTAMENT or KREATOR (thrash bands), and then threw in some IMMOLATION-style death metal growling on top of it, and finally wrote entire albums about Greek mythology.
But they've got a long ways to go yet before they match the almighty AMON AMARTH.
Yes, I just posted one song from every single album that they have ever released. (Or at least, I think I did.)
Given how much sheer badassitude is contained therein, are you really going to complain?
Bang your heads, boys, it's Friday. The hawt chicks are coming up later in the day.