Some records slam you on your face the first time you hear them. Others tend to grow on you the more you listen to them. Murder Weapon definitely fits into the latter category. Your first impression might leave you thinking there aren’t enough songs (and some are entirely too short), and the production quality leaves much to be desired.
Keeping this in mind, Murder Weapon has the goods where they are important. Tremendous breakdowns, and strategically placed gang vocals make up for the shortfalls that plague this release.
The song Burnt Bridges is a prime example of the good and bad about Murder Weapon. Very strong intro, cool verse, quality gang vocals, devastating vocals, but it’s only 47 seconds long.
Well, no release is perfect, but hopefully their next album will focus more on their strong points.
Buy this album from Martyr Records.