Album Review: Zombies Ate My Girlfriend – Shun the Reptile (Burning Tone Records)

Zombies Ate My Girlfriend is a high-energy modern metal band from Cape Town, South Africa. Established in 2012, their latest full-length album ‘Shun the Reptile’ is set to release on the 2nd of November 2018 via Burning Tones Records.

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A fast-paced, blast-beat heavy start in The Worst is Yet to Come tells you all you need to know about Zombies Ate My Girlfriend in an instant. These guys are filled to the brim with heavy metal goodness. A smart and sharp modern metal record with a few old-school riffs and solos thrown in for good measure.

Coming out of one of the brightest and hottest rock/metal scenes in the world, Shun the Reptile is another reason to get excited about the South African scene. Delivering chunky pieces of metal heaviness throughout with Nothing Can Save You, Autoriot and Immolation. There’s a lot of influence from the cream of melodic metal and Zombies Ate My Girlfriend use it to create quality.

Playing at a high intensity throughout, the divine brutality of the title track is a highlight but Van Eck and its riffs and rolling drum beat certainly gives it a run for its money. Then there is the simple middle finger of Go Fuck Yourself before Icarus wraps the album up with a mix of clean vocals/off-kilter guitars and heavier riffing.

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Zombies Ate My Girlfriend – Shun the Reptile Full Track Listing:

1. The Worst Is Yet to Come
2. Nothing Can Save You
3. Autoriot
4. Immolation
5. Shun the Reptile
6. Van Eck
7. Go Fuck Yourself
8. Icarus

You can order the album now via Bandcamp. Find out more by liking the band’s Facebook Page, following them on Twitter, Instagram and subscribing to their YouTube Channel.

Zombies Ate My Girlfriend - Shun the Reptile (Burning Tone Records)
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