Bird Eater = Gaza + early Norma Jean + Sergio Leone
Although the Utah metal scene has rarely been known for anything of much significance, there have been a few fresh cuts recently that have caught some attention. Bird Eater is a collaborative side project with members from Gaza and Day of Less that shows some large potential. This isn’t quite the run of the mill spastic metalcore band, nor is the country western theme a campy gimmick to attract listeners. No, it all actually ties together quite effectively to present seven bleak tracks of something you might play to a muted spaghetti western film. The highlight for me would be the fifth track which has an awesome bridge, only to come back and pummel the finale into your dried out, sun bleached skull. While it’s minimal in presentation, it offers a quick and rewarding listen that doesn’t end up being yet another Botch worship album. Intriguing and fun. Saddle up, partner.