Origin: Chicago, IL, USA
Genres: Metalcore, Thrash Metal
official site MySpace

Hurtlocker  


Hurtlocker formed in 1998 and after several years of moving up the local ranks, have finally released their debut album, Fear In A Handful Of Dust, in 2005 on Napalm Records (an atypical signing for a label that normally specializes in Euro gothic bands). Handful Of Dust isn't quite the standard metalcore release, as musically it's more rooted in vicious old-school thrash (bordering on death metal riffing), though the vocals are unmistakeably in the metalcore style. The vocals are one-dimensional even by hardcore standards, rendering the songs very samey, but there's no shortage of potent thrash riffs here, as well as generally tight musicianship and a fine, crunchy production. A good first effort, though they'll need to branch out and vary their sound more (particularly the vocal approach) if they want to stand out from a crowded metalcore field.

Current Members

Grant Belcher

vocals

Tim Moe

guitars

Justin Jurgevich

guitars

Chris Djuricic

bass (Jungle Rot, Novembers Doom)

Tony Bettenhausen

drums

Former Members/Guests

Pete Manzella

guitars

Dan Manzella

bass

Dan Ditella

drums RIP: October 18, 2006, rehab complications


Discography



Fear In A Handful Of Dust 
2005 Napalm
  1. Symptoms
  2. Absolution
  3. Painted Red
  4. I Am Everything...NOTHING
  5. Goddamn Reflection
  6. No One. Now What?
  7. The End of an Age
  8. I Don't Need You
  9. Lie to Me
  10. Already Inside
  • Grant Belcher
  • Tim Moe
  • Pete Manzella
  • Dan Manzella
  • Dan Ditella

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Embrace The Fall 
2007 Napalm
  1. I Am Napalm
  2. They
  3. At Last
  4. Let Them Die
  5. Disgust
  6. Outside Are The Dogs
  7. Release Of Sin
  8. Destroying Bliss
  9. Deserving
  10. Embrace The Fall
  • Grant Belcher
  • Tim Moe
  • Justin Jurgevich
  • Chris Djuricic
  • Tony Bettenhausen

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

home
bands
labels
genres
releases
updates

top tens
tournaments

history
faq
about bnr


Follow us on Facebook!