Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017

VIOLENT HALLUCINATIONS are brutal death metal band hailing from Tacoma, Washington. The band is made up of (guitarist/vocalist) “Ass Crack” Ely, (drummer) “Pissed A gallon” Allen and (bassist) Ryan “Brown Note”. Right off the bat, I LOVE THE NAME!! Anybody who has ever experienced violent hallucinations will tell you that you would rather be dead than go through the Hell that they can bring on ha ha. Formed in 2010, they have a sound that reminds me quite a bit of DEATH during their prog-period. You could actually sandwich “technical” between “brutal” and “death metal” when describing VIOLENT HALLUCINATIONS. Each band member’s parts give the songs texture without smothering the song as a whole. They are a band that does not feel the need to cram every riff and blast beat under the sun into their songs, leaving me as a listener bored.

Be sure to visit their artist pages at REVERBNATION and FACEBOOK Also check out the YouTube links below.


Violent Hallucinations “Plague of Swine” official music video

Violent Hallucinations – live @ The Swiss 7-20-14




Author: Marc Pietrek

I grew up in northern California during the 1980s and have been an AVID heavy metal fan since 1982. Having experienced the Bay Area thrash metal scene first hand, thrash metal will always be at my core, However, I am also a huge fan of death metal, doom metal, traditional heavy metal, stoner rock/metal and old-school black metal. If it concerns any of those sub-genres, (to borrow a quote from Christopher Walken in 'THE KING OF NEW YORK') "I want in on it!!". Cheers, ya rivet-heads!!

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