"Psychopath of Righteousness"
If it weren't for the musical mastery of bands like AFR, this type of uber-metal would be in danger of being marginalized and left in the decade it came from, like a lot of bands that litter the nu-metal highway. How heavy can a band get before it succumbs, crushed by its own weight? So far, this Rochester young (born in 2012) band hasn't had to answer that question as it bobs and weaves like a prize-fighter lean and mean. Psychopath of Righteousness is an EP of epic proportions with everything taken to the edge but not over. Frankly, I could have used a couple more tracks. AFR represents everything that keeps metal fresh while still keeping it rooted in its history. The vocals are harrowing, the guitars seething, and the drums an audible blur of hands and feet. It'll fire you up, and it will wear you out.