The best way to expand your musical horizons
Ever heard names such as Poison The Well, Bleeding Through, Most Precious Blood or Hopesfall and wondered what they hell they were all about but you had a hard time justifying spending your hard earned cash on a CD that you're not 100% on? Well wonder no more. Trustkill Records through Roadrunner Records have just released their first DVD that highlights those artists as well as a heap more that they proudly offer on their current roster.
Not only does this DVD feature an even dozen video clips featuring some of the aforementioned artists, it also features lives clips and trailers from the legendary Hellfest (2002 and 2003) and New England Metal And Hardcore Festival (2003) that give an even further insight into the label and what they are all about. If that isn't enough, Josh Grabelle from Trustkill introduces each clip and gives an interesting and informative behind the scenes type wrap up about the video itself for each promo clip on the DVD. There's no stone unturned with this treasure chest of exposure into the world of Trustkill artists.
From the radio friendly White And Gold by Roses Are Red to the visually misleading brutality of Bleeding Through's Love Lost In A Hail Of Gunfire to the hardcore based The Great Red Shift by Most Precious Blood to the Wayne Isham shot clip for his son's group Open Hand (the track In Your Eyes), there truly is no better representation around that highlights the diversity of bands that the label has to offer. It's probably a fair statement to say that a lot of the Trustkill bands won't be for everyone but by the same token, there's definitely something for everyone here - emo, screamo, metalcore, rock - whatever your taste in the many genres that make up the metal scene nowadays, it's worth a viewing or three for sure.
There are some familiar names and some not so familiar names contained within but hands down this DVD will open the eyes of many to some new genres and bands that might not be considered to be true metal nowadays (if such a definition exists at all). Who cares anyways? It's pretty closed minded to dismiss something just because it's not considered to be pure metal or whatever. Open your mind. Check it out. If there's nothing on the DVD that really floats your boat, at least you have an informed opinion on it and a better understanding and appreciation for the styles of metal that you like. But you'll never, never know if you never, never go, right?