LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR
Thrash Metal • United States

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Formed by Steven Rathbone in the spring of 2003 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He enlisted Donald James Barraca (also in 7000 Dying Rats) on bass and longtime friend Larry Herweg (Tusk, Pelican) on drums. Recorded a demo EP in November 2003 with Sanford Parker at Volume Studios. Released March 2004, 300 pressed. Signed with Southern Lord Records July 2004. Recorded two more songs at Volume Studios with Parker, added to the 6 songs from the demo EP. Released Carnage in September 2004 on Southern Lord Records. Recorded at Volume Studios with Parker in July 2005 for forthcoming EP and 2nd full-length album. Released Cannibal Massacre EP October 2005 on Southern Lord Records. Released The Ultimate Destroyer in April 2006 on Southern Lord Records. The song Warlord featured on the Tony Hawk American Wasteland game. Released September 2006 by Activision. Toured the US and Europe extensively from 2004 - present. read more...
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Carnage
Thrash Metal 2004
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The Ultimate Destroyer
Thrash Metal 2006
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War Metal Battle Master
Thrash Metal 2008
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Evil Power
Thrash Metal 2010

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Thrash Metal 2005

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Lair of the Minotaur
Thrash Metal 2003

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LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR The Ultimate Destroyer

Album · 2006 · Thrash Metal
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It took three long years to cough up a second album for Southern Lord Records but LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR did just that with THE ULTIMATE DESTROYER. Much was accomplished on the debut album by setting the bar for some of the most successful fusion of sludge and thrash in all of metal. The band took the raw sludge energy of early Mastodon and gave it a balls-to-the-wall thrash overhaul creating some kick ass and in-yer-face metal with some occasional doom metal aspects to add a bit of atmosphere. On this second release it seems that the band was caffeinated in the studio because the energy level always stays fast, faster and OMG!

While this is a decent album i find it a little less innovative and diverse as “Carnage.” The tracks are all on fire but the songwriting seems to suffer a bit and a feeling of saminess lurks about in the LAIR. What is most disheartening on this one is the production as it sounds like it was supposed to be a demo or something. The mix is pretty weak although the fuzzy guitar and instruments blend well together and don’t detract from the overall musical feel.

The different sub genres of metal seem a little less hybridized as well on this one. The parts are more distinct as the guitar either tackles thrash riffs or opts for sludge but usually not at the same time. The drumming style is more of a sludge style rarely taking on the ferocity of a top notch thrash metal drummer. Steven Rathborne’s vocals are one of the highlights of the band for me as his harsh abrasive barbarian vox box is perfect for the role of epic mythological metal bard.

I find most of the tracks to be fairly indistinguishable in the big scheme of things with only “The Hydra Coils Upon This Wicked Mountain” really stealing my attention in a big time way. The rest of the tracks are by all means played extraordinary well with the pilot light turned up to sizzle but between the production qualities gone awry and the somewhat less pronounced song structures from the debut release i just find this a tad lackluster in comparison.

Still though for fans of early Mastodon and bands like High On Fire, there is still a lot to enjoy on this one despite not quite reaching the heights of the influences that are incorporated. The lyrics are one of the highlights as well. The band continues their use of Greek mythology for their inspiration and incorporates it with their epic metal stance to create themes somewhat reminiscent of epic metal bands of the 80s like Manilla Road and Brocas Helm. A pretty good listen although i prefer the debut for repeated listens.

LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR Carnage

Album · 2004 · Thrash Metal
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LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR is a thrashy sludge metal band from Chicago, USA formed by vocalist / guitarist Steven Rathbone in 2003 after jumping ship from his previous band 7000 Dying Rats. He recruited fellow bandmate Donald James Barraca and his friend Larry Herwig, formerly of Pelican on drums. After a self-produced 6-track debut EP released in 2003, they managed to score a deal with Southern Lord Records and released their debut album CARNAGE in 2004.

Although this band isn't breaking any new grounds this debut album has a nice traditional sludge / thrash with a doom feel to it backed up by some seriously good musicianship. I have to say that this album is a really good listen. It reminisces a bit of Mastodon, Neurosis and other sludgies with a sensible mix of thrash influences like a Metallica riff or gallop here and there. The two styles are equally distributed throughout the album making it feel like a well-balanced aggressive assault. The production is a nice dirty well mixed fuzz that adds to the overall atmosphere. Clocking in at 37:02 it seems like just the right length where the album packs a satisfying punch and then ends before it outstays its welcome.

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