Brute forces

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 21, 2009

Maybe it’s this brutality that unites modern metal. A cursory viewing of any episode of Metalocalypse reveals that “brutal” is a catch-all phrase for all things metal. Dailor concurs: “It’s just a perfect word to describe pounding drums, jackhammer riffs, down-tuned guitars — you know, it’s just ‘fucking brutal’! That word, it’s just so true — we all know what it means — it’s brutal!”

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