Originally contributed to The Ripple Effect by Racer.
“While we’re on the topic of exploding eardrums. From Denver, these death and rollers, The Casket Crew have unleashed a monster of metalic mayhem with their CD, Coercion. Vocals that recently decended to the depths of Hades empire combine with metalic riffing and good-ol rock roots to create one ungodly bastard of terrorizing rock n roll.
One thing I really love is the lack of overusing the blast beats and double kick drum. Instead, the band riffs with manic intensity but actually creates a groove and let’s the song breathe. Damn, I wish more metal bands would learn to do that. They’re also not afraid to mix things up a bit. “Bones” kicks off with some very nice neo-prog sequences before the metal bludgeons all within earshot. Even then, the riffs stay mighty and the groove stays heavy.
This is my kind of metal. Heavy as fuck, but still has the soul of rock. Jump in.”
#5 in Revolver’s Reader’s Poll for Release of the Week
“Their time to explode in the underground Metal scene.” Beowulf Productions
“unnerving, indocile and sinister” Firebrand After Dark
“An enjoyable album with more depths and layers than you might have thought, highly recommended!” Destructive Music
“A positively solid effort, so don’t let it go unheard…” 8/10 The Grim Tower
“…a consistent, enjoyable metal album.” The Metal Observer
“dark, dirty and vehemently vicious” True Metal Reviews