Although these two bands are polar opposites, the one thing they have in common is massive influence from a genuine underground swell. One of these two records could easily be named the greatest metal album of the 21st century, so let's see who advances to the next round of this March Metal Madness 2014 Round 2 battle.
Every single person who grew up watching 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air' in the early-to-mid '90s can do two things: recite the show's entire theme song at the drop of an extremely colorful hat and dance just like power-nerd Carlton Banks. However, one thing we bet you've never seen is Carlton do his unique dance to Cannibal Corpse's 'Butchered at Birth.'
Here comes the death metal! These two acts are undisputed innovators of their craft, and here they compete in the first round of March Metal Madness to determine the best 21st century metal album. When it comes to both brutality and innovation, these are two bands any death metal aficionado would point curious metalheads towards.
This should be an interesting one, as death metal's most powerful bassist steps up to face one of metal's most innovative players.
We recently had the pleasure of speaking with booming Napalm Death vocalist Barney Greenway during his stint on the 2013 Decibel Magazine tour, one of the most sonically brutal touring bills ever put together. Along with detailing the most memorable aspects of the tour, we spoke with Barney about new Napalm Death material, the band performing much of the 'Scum' record + much more.