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Review: Threat Signal - Threat Signal

Review: Threat Signal - Threat Signal
Rated:3.5/5

Despite an endless parade of lineup shifts since their 2003 inception, industrial-strength metalcore gut-spillers Threat Signal continue their steady grind as the bastard children of Lamb of God and Fear Factory. Their third album introduces a new emotional resonance that their chilly robo-rhythms haven’t previously allowed: Vocalist Jon Howard has adopted a warm, Chester Bennington feel to his rasp, juxtaposing his feral growls and yawps with soaring, weathered af?rmations like “We must hold on/We must be strong.” The other star is new drummer Alex Rüdinger’s piston-like feet, churning in absolute dementia, adding scatter-gun blasts to Threat Signal’s already craggy groove-metal rhythms. CHRISTOPHER R. WEINGARTEN



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