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Black Breath’s Jamie Byrum Lists His Favorite Entombed Songs

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Seattle death ‘n’ rollers Black Breath recently released Sentenced to Life, a definite pick in Noisecreep’s 10 Heavy Metal Albums of the Year come this December. Where their debut platter, 2010′s Heavy Breathing, had a Motörhead-ish vibe running throughout the material, the new album hones in on the more death metal aspects of Black Breath’s sound.

Recorded at GodCity Studios with Kurt Ballou (Converge, High on Fire), Sentenced to Life is a relentless assault of crustified guitar riffs and gruff vocals. Since it was released in late March, the disc hasn’t left Noisecreep’s iTunes queue. Check out the band’s video for “Home of the Grave” at the bottom of this post for proof on how much these dudes rip!

Utilizing the infamous Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal Pedal for their guitar tone, there’s no denying Black Breath’s sound owes a debt to Swedish death masters like Dismember, Carnage and the mighty Entombed. That’s why Noisecreep asked Black Breath drummer Jamie Byrum to send us the list of songs he would include on the ultimate Entombed mixtape.

Check out Byrum’s picks below and stay tuned for more lists from Black Breath later this week!

1. “Morbid Devourment,” from Left Hand Path (1990)

2. “Left Hand Path,” from Left Hand Path (1990)

3. “Out of Hand,” from Wolverine Blues (1993)

4. “Hollowman,” from Wolverine Blues (1993)

5. “To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth,” from DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth (1997)

6. “Damn Deal Done,” from DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth (1997)

7. “Say it in Slugs,” from Uprising (2000)

8. “Chief Rebel Angel,” Morning Star (2002)

9. “When in Sodom,” from Serpent Saints: The Ten Amendments (2007)

Black Breath’s new album, Sentenced to Life, is available now via Southern Lord. Pick your copy at this link! Check out the band on one of the following tour dates listed below their video.

Watch Black Breath’s “Home of the Grave” Video

Black Breath on tour with Martyrdöd, Burning Love, and Enabler:

5/26 Seattle WA @ Highline w/ Nasum
6/19 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon w/ Poison Idea
6/20 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater w/ Poison Idea
6/21 San Francisco, CA @ The Mezzanine w/ Noothgrush
6/22 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst w/ Pelican, Noothgrush
6/23 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House (Southern Lord label showcase) w/ Pelican
6/24 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah w/ Pelican
6/25 Phoenix, AZ @ Chasers
6/27 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada w/ Power Trip, Wild//Tribe
6/28 Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ Power Trip, Wild//Tribe
6/29 Houston, TX @ Walter’s w/ Power Trip, Wild//Tribe
6/30 New Orleans, LA @ Three Ring Circus w/ Dead In The Dirt
7/1 Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ Dead In The Dirt
7/2 Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade w/ Dead In the Dirt
7/3 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Dead In The Dirt
7/4 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head Lounge at Sonar w/ The Secret
7/5 Boston, MA @ Radio Bar w/ The Secret
7/6 Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron w/ The Secret
7/7 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ The Secret
7/8 Dayton, OH @ Blind Bob’s w/ The Secret (*NO Martyrdöd)
7/9 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (no Martyrdöd)
7/10 Milwaukee, IL @ Borg Ward (Black Breath, Enabler ONLY)
7/11 Minneapolis, MN @ Medusa (Black Breath, Enabler ONLY)
7/13 Spokane, WA @ TBA
7/14 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater (Black Breath ONLY) w/ Autopsy

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