Judgment Day Record Release @ Bottom of the Hill

This may seem too obvious to point out, but a lot of metal bands involving classical instruments tend to focus heavily on the neo-classical elements of metal, sawing their way through one arpeggio after another. In recent years, cello-having heavy outfits like Priestbird and SF's own Giant Squid have employed their bow-wranglers in a more atmospheric manner, capitalizing on the instrument's distinctive timbre and the unexpected texture it provides in rock music. Oakland instrumental trio Judgment Day combine these two tendencies--brothers Anton and Lewis Patzner have arpeggio chops to spare on violin and cello, respectively, but they leaven the shredding [...]

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