‘Captive Bolt Pistol’ is a pristinely produced work of modern death metal, which is both to its benefit and detriment. The guitar tone is very clean and harks back to Heartwork in that regard but the bass is just a little too low in the mix so it’s missing some much needed heft. That said, Bill Steer lays down a tasteful but searing solo and Jeff Walker’s vocals aren’t missing a step.
As a preview for the new record, it may not be setting excitement ablaze but it piques enough interest, showing that the old guard still have a few riffs left in them. Listen below.