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Top 10 MP3s of the Week (5/10)

on May 10, 2013, 12:00am
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9. ASG – “Blood Drive”

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In its never-ending search for top-shelf sludge metal, Relapse Records traveled east to North Carolina, to unearth ASG. The latest member of the Relapse roster, this quartet fits nicely alongside labelmates Baroness and Royal Thunder. All three unleash floods of downtuned riffage, but ASG puts the spotlight on its frontman, Jason Shi. With a voice born for metal, Shi curls his high-pitched melodies around chugging chords and guitar lines. All this is showcased on “Blood Drive”, the title track from the band’s debut album (out May 28th), which sounds like Rob Halford fronting The Sword. -Jon Hadusek

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