(U.S.) Gatecreeper-An Unexpected Reality 12" (2021)


Country: USA

Genre: Death Metal, Grindcore

Label: Closed Casket Activities

Tracks: 8

Length: 16.30'

Gatecreeper is a five piece band from Tempe, Arizona who formed in 2013.  Gatecreeper play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of death metal, doom, hardcore, and grindcore within their sound.  Musically, Gatecreeper can be loosely compared to bands such as Nails, Xibalba, Tomb Mold, Genocide Pact, Scorched, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2013, Gatecreeper have released a split 7" with Take Over And Destroy in March of 2014, a self-titled four song EP in April of 2014, a nine song LP titled Sonoran Depravation in October of 2016, a two song 7" titled Sweltering Madness in August of 2017,  a four-way 12" with Homewrecker, Scorched, and Outer Heaven in April of 2018, a split LP with Iron Reagan in March of 2018, a digital single titled Anxiety in July of 2019, a digital single titled Social Decay in August of 2019, and an eleven song LP titled Deserted in October of 2019.  An Unexpected Reality is the band's latest eight song 12", which was released via Closed Casket Activities on January 13th, 2021.  On An Unexpected Reality, Gatecreeper delve deep into Grindcore/Thrash territory on the first seven tracks of the 12".  The second side features a single song titled Emptiness, which is a ugly, brutal, and vicious as fuck death metal track that clocks in at a little over eleven minutes.  Overall, An Unexpected Reality makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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