Nothing should be able to snatch one’s attention like an album cover that looks like a bunch of monsters hijacked The Mystery Machine, scared off Scooby and the gang, and re-branded it the murder van. And that’s exactly what this death metal band with that name brings before us. Murder Van actually go a lot deeper than what one would expect with death metal. Other than monstrous vocals and a hard-hitting attitude, they reside heavily on the traditional riffing spectrum with tastes of darker NWOBHM, greatly reflecting the style of early Venom.
With that being said, I could see a band of this sort pleasing the ears of thrash, death, and classic metal hunters. Sounds pretty rad, right? Well luckily, you can have a taste of exactly what I’m talking about right now. Today I bring forth “Death Rider,” a crushing tune right off of the band’s upcoming self-titled effort. The full album doesn’t drop until next month, but punch that link below to ride shotgun in the murder van, with Murder Van!
Murder Van will be released on December 6th, 2019.