Somehow I have managed to put off seeing, Heavy Metal Baghdad, or even listening to Iraqi metal band Acrassicauda... until now.
After watching the latest video for "Garden of Stones" off Only the Dead See the End of the War, I can honestly say this band sounds cooler than about 90% of American metal bands out there today. And the shit these guys went through just to play the music they love is amazing.
You always hear about all of the violence going on in Iraq, so it can be easy to forget that there are plenty of people over there just like you and me.
Acrassicauda's debut album hits store/cyberspace shelves near you tomorrow.
UPDATE: Now you can listen to the whole album in the player below. I bought myself a copy of the EP, it's not too pricey and definitely worth it.