Listen to Take Over And Destroy’s “Terminal Burrowing” and More!


Take Over And Destroy (officially abandoning the lame acronym TOAD) made some muddy waves with last year’s Endless Night, which was pleasing to me as a fellow Arizonian. See, out here in the desert, we suffer from not only a shortage of water, but a shortage of righteous music. I’m less concerned about all this “record-breaking drought” nonsense than I am about our severe lack of listenable metal. I’ll gladly drink self-gathered cactus water or my own urine in exchange for a few decent local acts around here. It’d probably just taste like Mountain Dew and hot sauce anyway. Unfortunately, people here generally prefer to spend their time and money on fucking calligraphy sets and putting pictures they took with their vintage cameras on Tumblr rather than buying gear and starting a metal band.

Vektor abandoned us for Philly, but at least we still have Take Over And Destroy.

According to the band’s Bandcamp, they are “an American rock & roll band from the 1970’s trapped inside of a Scandinavian metal band from the early 1990’s, scoring a John Carpenter film.” Whatever, weirdos.

Fans of Endless Nights will notice “Terminal Burrowing” to be an extension of their swampy blend of sludge and black metal. I like the cult-chanted clean singing over the doom sliminess, and the band’s aforementioned Bandcamp allegations become much less absurd during the rocking section that follows it. Give these occult desert rats a spin below and let me know if you can dig it.

*UPDATE: Now you can GO HERE to stream most of the songs on the album. It drops on 8/19!


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