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Ballsdeep – A Life Less Overrated – Single Review

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The UK’s Ballsdeep generally provide chest-crushing grooves and grit-your-teeth blunt force trauma in riff form and new single, “A Life Less Overrated“, maintains that modus operandi exquisitely.

This type of groove metal is a cathartic experience when delivered well and Ballsdeep are experts at diving in at the deep end and emulating the cream of the genre. Overflowing with savage screams that last for an eternity and a sense of monstrous rhythm that’s practically duplicitous in its glorious simplicity, “A Life Less Overrated” is a primer that prevails and if this is anything to go by, Ballsdeep’s forthcoming album (more about that below) is going to be a 2016 neck-wrecker of epic proportions!

The UK’s answer to Lamb Of God? You betcha!  8/10

“A Life Less Overrated” is taken from the new album …And On The Eighth Day, which will be released on April 8th 2016. The album has been produced, mixed and mastered at Frameworks Studios, Birmingham by Simon Reeves (Napalm Death, Carcass, Cathedral).

Track listing is as follows:
1. Burn
2. …and on the eighth day
3. Spit
4. A Life Less Overrated
5. Follow
6. Way Misguided
7. Surrender
8. The Last Drop
9. Wake

The Eighth Day UK Tour will start on April 3rd 2016 with Ballsdeep’s special guest appearance at Mosh Against Cancer, Coventry and carries on from there:

3rd April – Mosh Against Cancer, Coventry
8th April – The Roadhouse, Birmingham (Official album launch show)
9th April – The Lincoln Imp, Scunthorpe
22nd April – Trillians, Newcastle
29th April – The Pit, Reading
30th April – Trash, Bradford
6th May – The Intake Club, Mansfield
7th May – The Rigger, Stoke-on-Trent
13th May – The Black Heart, London
14th May – The Snooty Fox, Wakefield
20th May – The Dragonffli, Pontypool
21st May – The Kavern, Coleford
22nd May – Firebug, Leicester
27th May – Sound Circus, Bournemouth
28th May – TBC (South coast)
29th May – The Carlisle, Hastings
3rd June – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
4th June – Downstairs, Aberdeen
5th June – S.O.P.H.I.E. Fest, Tamworth
18th June – Prince of Wales, Kettering
24th June – Percy’s Bar, Whitchurch
25th June – B2 Venue, Norwich
1st July – The Old Salutation Inn, Nottingham
9th July – The Giffard Arms, Wolverhampton
30th July – Lostock Festival, Northwich


About Chris Jennings (1978 Articles)
I love metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

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