2014 album from the Groove Metal band from Orange County California. Throwdown was formed in 1997. They have toured as part of Ozzfest, Sounds of the Underground, Hellfest and also the Warped Tour. Revolver Magazine called them "part of the Future of Metal" after hearing the album VENDETTA. Initially branded a Hardcore band, their most recent albums VENOM AND TEARS and DEATHLESS have taken a sharp direction towards metal, with critics likening the bands sound to that of Pantera, Sepultura and Crowbar.