(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
It is totally possible that Arizona death metal unit Atoll have spent years soaking and bathing in the atomic afterglow of the now decades-old original atomic bomb testing in the neighboring state of New Mexico. Perhaps that’s what has radiated and mutated the band into the crushingly powerful sonic weapon they are now.
There is no doubting their volatility once you hear the upcoming sophomore album release, “Fallout Frenzy“, in full via today’s Soundcloud stream. The precision-guided strike of shredding guitars, ground-rupturing rhythms, bludgeoning drums and inhuman vocals is pure destruction on every level.
Get out the Geiger Counter as vocalist Wade Taylor, bassist Cameron Broomfield, guitarists Neil Nalley & Christopher Nick and drummer Andy Luffey detonate with maximum ferocity for your listening pleasure.