Use Your Head is a début EP from a French death metal band Bloody Rabbeat. Here we have four tracks in something less than 20 minutes of music that combines elements of both technical and brutal death metal with melodic black metal into its feral core. Bloody Rabbeat waste no time in establishing themselves as cyborg-enhanced death metal warriors.
Dealing with the type of concepts of misanthropy, Use Your Head is a modern exploration of primal death metal, filtered through the lens of a band who know how to inject technicality into their brutal delivery.
Complex rhythms and impressive drumming forge ahead as the singer’s gruff delivery attempts to keep pace. These vocals are well-delivered and provide an organic component to the music’s inhuman precision. The recording is pristine, and you can even hear the bass.
Occasional sound enhancements appear here and there; added noises, atmospherics, samples, folk motifs, etc. It all adds to the theme of the album and is just something extra for the listener to enjoy.
If you like modern technical death metal with the addition of black metal’s gloominess then I heartily recommend giving Bloody Rabbeat a spin. They have a very satisfying sound and the songs hit the spot quite nicely.
Use Your Head is available from Bandcamp.