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 REVERBNATIONhttps://www.reverbnation.com/violenthallucinations and FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/Violent-Hallucinations-163546623675386/. Also check out the YouTube links below.
Violent Hallucinations “Plague of Swine” official music video
Violent Hallucinations – live @ The Swiss 7-20-14