TO SPLIT THY SKULL Split 2x CDr. 2005.
The first band is DETRIMENTUM from Uk, with 3 song from their last MCD. You can hear 3 expulsions of diabolic semen taking their rides a brutal, but not so modern way... A bunch of quite old styled, or better said obscure, influences are there. This is an okey facial shot, quite brutal, with a corroded sound, but not much more happening in my thirsty throat.
cumfukkers are SERRATED SCALPEL who plays a kind ball-shredding
mix between Us brutal death and blasting death (So I'm lucky their
semen has reached my mail box) yet with some technical, blackened
and quite weird melodic touches from here and there. All in all,
it could be testiculated between USBDM and mid old MORBID ANGEL.
Then, you try
to ingurgitate all the corporal liquid of the following band, GODLESS,
but they didn't help me that much to make it reach the stomach.
helps to make the explosion of acid and corrosive semen more tormenting.
There's one song from a demo (previously reviewed in vomit by Lord
Gayball_Gayblow), 2 new songs that sound more sextreme and 1 live
group-ejaculation. Us Styled Brutal death with influences of old
CRYPTOPSY, some quite catchy or a bit more "abstract"
riffs from here and there, and almost really obscure part in the
vein of the once total death metal dominators MORBID ANGEL.
MYND SNARE might be one of the most extreme death thrash band from India, but I tend to drown a bit in the multi-regurgitations of semen, as their kinda progressive style taking it the way of the end 90s lacks of direct impact for my spermatozoidal needs! I heard worst, but also much more horny.
Now, I feel quite impatient to insert the 2nd CDr of this split in my big juicy ass!! Yeah! More semen and ass-pounding brutality!
The first cumcommando
is MISERY from Australia. I thought they split up and drowned in
the forgetting of a thousand dead spermatozoids (If I could burp
so), but apparently this is not the case. They still play their
obscure death metal, with some old styled thrashy death influences.
You could think about old MORBID ANGEL, PENTACLE, some mid old ANGEL
CORPSE, some INCANTATION, VIRULENT, old EQUINOX (Us).
Then you have TERMINAL DESCENT. Well, their music sounds quite spermicidal in my hears, it might be the stuff I like the less in there. Quite old school death thrash with faster beats and a strangely programmed cum-machine (That could happen to remind of a drunk penguin). Well, there are quite ok riffs à la early MORBID ANGEL/ POSSESSED/ ANGEL CORPSE, but there's really better in terms of skull-crushing old styled death metal! Between the burping average and very average in my sperm-filled hears.
INGURGITATING OBLIVION is hopefully here to kick you semensack and make it more extreme! Quite impressive, obscure and brutal death metal hat seems like it evolved from a MORBID ANGEL basis and got stuffed with some GORGUTS influences. You do not only ingurgitate semen, but the whole oblivion of a thousand sequestered perverts! You have 3 promising (If not more) songs that has severe burning chances to please fans of crushing and inhumanly heavy Death metal! 666!
ASCENDANCY's moniker rhymes with some kind of crescendo, I'd rather
say their music created some kind of erectile decrescendo after
the carbonizing performance of IxOx.
The last one, cumming from Semengapore, is RASPATUL. They play some kind of thrashy death metal, a neat way; with rather old styled influences, and screamy vocals. But not much to cumsplash my face with soarprize or to haunt my reviving wounds. Just decent stuff, or average, depending on your taste for the translucent substance.
It's time to
cumclude! This 10 ways split 2xCDr isn't bad at all, you could taste
quite a lot of music (with your smelly mouth), and a restricted
part of the split if kind of really fertilizing! This collection
of substances is composed of a quite good spermatozoones' percentage.
DAMAGE compilation CDr'02 BRAIN DAMAGE Prod.
FROST (Swi): Order of the tyrants Tribute CD'03 BLACK LOTUS.
Some bands tried to change some stuffs in the tracks, with more or less success; one could say "at least they tried", but it's not always good. GRIEF OF EMERALD does a blasting black metallic cover of "Visual aggression", it differs from the original (ways less 'crust') but too much synths reminds me of CRADLE OF FILTH! Damn it. NAER MATTARON wore their corpsepaints, spikes and leather to cover "Return to the eve" with few differences: more double kicks and a blasting black metal part, but... Uh! I won't listen to this again.CARRIER FLUX does a strange "Beyond the northwind": electro metal/ techno hardcore like with screams... but failed impressing me! Sounds too 'confused' to be impressive: Many guys will laughs! HYPOCRITE does somekind of Death thrashy "The usurper" with nice keyboards during the chorus. But the hardcorish vocals waste what could have been on okey cover.
Few bands tried to adapt a bit the original songs to their style, but unfortunately it wasn't the case for most! This tribute isn't so bad, but there's not much exciting here! I don't know if I'll play it again and I have an under feeling of business thing towards this CD! This isn't the worth Tribute I've heard, but one has to have a lot of extra money or to be a total CELTIC FROST maniac to order this! Between the average and very average.
OF DEATH Compilation tape #2. 2004.
STRANGULATION is the first band. One track of American Brutal death from their first full-length pro CD. Sounds like some Cannibal Corpse, Hateplow, with a good powerful sound. Nothing memorable, but decent and not running on my nerves. Nice for big fans of the brutal.c/o Juha Helttunen, Faktorivagen 12 A, 69133 KARSKOGA, SWEDEN.
I remember ANWYL back from their 1st Demo of '98... Well they have turned in a more skilled kind of Black death with thrashy touches, but it lacks all the ass-kicking matter to decompose my splatter. Might be nice for fans of semi melodic Black/ Death, but beer isn't here! c/o Krom, Po box 192, Hutchinson, KS 67504, USA.
FLESHART is a quite familiar name since that Brutal band was promoted in cool fanzines few years ago...but well, it's not cool and even quite sleepy! Most of this track is flat slow Brutal death with blasting parts that would have sounded Ok in '98, but it's too predictable and in need of real punch to keep the energy of beer yellow focused. c/o Stelios Krithinakis, 212 K? MATAPA, 18546 PIRAEUS, GREECE.
WATCH ME BURN: Average grinding death with HxCx and other influences taken from the realms of SOILENT GREEN or CEPHALIC CARNAGE. Nothing special or impressive. Some weakness are the in the flat blasts. Not desperate, but in need of brutal anal fist-fucking! c/o Kevin, Po box 6488, Burbank, CA, 91510-6488, USA.
As most of you probably knows, CRUCIFIRE plays very old sounding obscure Death à la old INCANTATION, DEICIDE and the darkened ones! I appreciate the fact this sounds like some old demos from early 90's and some riffs are cool or epic enough to keep you screaming "Hé!Hé!Hé!". Not the most thrilling piece of metal darkness, but at least a decent one. c/o Steve, Po Box 1648, Geelong Vic, 3220, AUSTRALIA.
AGRESSION MINDFUCK tries to play death grind with apparently thrash and hardcorish influences from beer and vine, but it's not a that smashing final. Some riffs sound Ok, but it's average and everheard. What about catchy riffs?? The musicians have a good level, but the brutal power from the pack of beer is needed to fly above the average!
PUTRIDITY: Non stop blasting kind of Brutal death metalcore. For sure the musicians like to wank their guitars and play it as blasting and technical as possible... but I'm not impressed as it sounds average or confused. The sound isn't bad, but catchy riffs and themes of arising perversion are needed in this kind of never-ending frog-squashing brutal death. c/o Radek Florecki, Warszawska 33a/15, 44100 GLIWICE, POLAND.
THUNDERBOLT seems to be a decent and respectable band hailing a kind of fast Black metal situated at a scorched middle between the fast Norwegian style and the more worked up parts of EMPEROR's 2nd Lp. Nice mood. Nice track with alright structures and decent riffs. Nothing thrilling or that impressing, but it sounds all-decent... and for a black metal band it's already a lot! Try them! c/o Blazej Adamczuk, Po Box 164, 67200 Glocow, POLAND.
Wait motherfucker, I have to reverse this tape as well as the big tits bitch sucking my cock before being able to finish this review! Ah!
THE RAUNCHOUS BROTHERS sounds like some old MASTER, old thrashing metal with some Death and few crusting HxC. All very influenced by early Speckman; quite a shame it sounds a bit cliché/ cheezy and not that great (understand it's not full of putrid beers), but die hard fans of early MASTER will say "Hu!!"
NECROPIA seems to play a strange kind of thrashing death with old influences emerging from the old early 90's! Some raw black metal is here. Sounds a bit like average old NOCTURNUS, less tight and a bit confused, with low vocals. This is average and not that impressing in my book of beers. But with more rehearsals it might improve since a technical level and some broootality us here. c/o Alick Andreades, 657 Aine Ave Apt #2, Farmingdale, ME, 04344, USA.
Since the guy behind CAPTAIN 3 LEG told me several times he wasn't happy with the bad review I wrote for his crap, I have to remind him how much his band sucks! Ah! Ah! Very average Goregrind/ Grindcrust without real energy and too convenient riffs to kill the weak.
I understand some very underground freaks dig their shithole with the captain, but what about the real deal: music with guts and strong convictions!! c/o Andy Koettel, 713 Grace st, Ottumwa, 1 A, 52501, USA.
DISHARMONIC: Boring very average thrash metal with melodic heavy metal & core touches that needs an hellish amount of rehearsals and a severe ass-kicking to be impressive. Very average and boring... unless this band is from your suburb... c/o John, 98 Meandrou Str, N.ionia 38445, Volos, GREECE.
HALOMACHINE: Slow mid placed kind of core é depressive induced kind of music that don't inspire me much than "Very average" and "What about energy?" c/o Andrew Parrish; Po Box 204, Louisville, OH, 44641, USA.
SICKENING MASS OBLITERATION plays very underground grindcore the old school way. Not that impressive and rather between the average and (rough) very average coz this was everheard and it's not played the most brutal way, but the influences are cool: early NAPALM DEATH, old PHOBIA, TERRORIZER... Very average, but it might sound blasting live in few years!
NOCTURNAL VOMIT: Somekind of blasting "raw" death black with thrashy touches... well since the blasts sound like old BLASPHEMY, the riffs are too simple and the vocals lack of sickness, I can only say: very average and in need of brutal rehearsal to reveal the real sickness! (Drink more black blood and snif the ashes of christ!). c/o Isaak Akritidas, Po Box 50470, 54013, Salonica, GREECE.
DEAD MOON practices very average "raw black death". The band seems to follow somekind of BESTIAL WARLUST/ BEHERIT/ DETROYER 666 pickaxe murder lines of devastation... but it's just very average and boring because of a lock of tightness, real musical skills and hearable riffs. Very average and in need for strong rehearsals and abusive beer drinking. c/o Brain, Po Box 1706, richmond, Ky, 41476-1706, USA.
JESUS ANAL PENETRATION: Death grind meets simple guitars brutal death from Australia. It follows the lines of early LIVIDITY, FLESH FEAST (Usa- R.i.p), SEVERE TORTURE, UNCREATION and some '98 American bands. It sounds Ok and decent, but nothing surprising or brutally shocking. Just packaged with enough heaviness for fans of Brutal death. Might be nice live. c/o Travis, Po Box 551, Elizabeth S.A., 5112, AUSTRALIA.
FECULENCE is a very underground goregrind/ death grind band with harmonized vocals. Sounds very average and in need of brutal rehearsals. Few riffs sound Ok, but the strong marks of averageness are there. Just between the average and very average in my book. c/o J. Shithead, Po Box 801, Simpson, Pa, 18407, USA.
As well as
many comps, this one has both the boring, the average, the cool
and the rarely surprising. Few nice discoverings were made, and
I feel like this comp is more interesting than the average comp.
tapes, because it's rather death metal/ brutal focused and it has
a very underground content! Shawn runs a cool underground distro
with a bunch of cool stuffs, and he's a cool metal devoted maniac
and a real satanic nun-fucker (true!); so don't hesitate to contact
him for some honest underground business.
NEWS III, THRASHING EAST LIVE: KREATOR, TANKARD, SABBAT,
CORONER. Noise records 1990.
On the top of the bil KREATOR is delivering the goods. One can hear three of their tracks on this compilation: "Flag of hate", "Riot of violence", "Love us or hate us". It’s a pity that one can almost not hear the crowd between the tracks, but the performance is really great, and at that time, KREATOR were a bit more tighter with their instruments. So it´s always a pleasure (to kill... sorry!) to hear these songs live.
Then TANKARD assaults the vinyl with "Alien" and "Chemical Invasion". Gerre (the singer) is far way more communicative than Mille Petrozza, and it´s cool to hear him speaking to the crowd... of course it’s better if you understand German. But the songs sound good and full of energy, and of course give you the lust to bang your head totally drunk. One wonders why! hahahahah!!! Hail TANKARD!
SABBAT from England with its kind of fast and aggressive thrash metal is really cool to hear live. I don’t know if this band has released a live album, so for the SABBAT fans, I think it’s worth the listening. The sound is good, and Martin Walkyer (later to be heard in SKYCLAD) is really a good performer, as well as the rest of the band, whose guitarist Andy Sneap is the last TESTAMENT album producer for example. It’s funny to hear Martin Walkyer speaking between the songs, because he has a default of pronunciation, and when he’s presenting quite seriously the songs, it’s a bit weird! ha! You’ll find there "Hosanna in excelsis", "I for an eye", and the great "For those who died".
CORONER closes this compilation, but unfortunately it´s the worse recording... One hears almost not the voice of Ron Royce. And the guitar is really back the rest with a too low volume. It’s shitty because CORONER is definitely the most technical band on this compilation, and also a really great live band. So, one more reason to get your hands on the video is that the CORONER songs aren’t so badly recorded there! ha! But at least, if you only find the vinyl version of this event, you would maybe "enjoy" some soundwise mutilated versions of "D.O.A" and "Absorbed".
All in all, it’s surely not the most essential release one might get for his/her collection, but the historical side of the thing, as well as the SABBAT live performance may be good reasons to get this vinyl or CD. I think that it’s only possible to find it in second hand stores nowadays. But if you see the video, that has the same title, then it could more interesting to get... The TANKARD guys are really worth to watch in their everyday life. If you are a nostalgic of the patches, and the typical German haircuts, this compilation is made for you...Ha!
IS NOT A CRIME comp CD single'02 EMERGENCE.
The 1st band is CUMSHOT that plays some punk/ soft Crust with high pitched Hardcore vocals. They seem to have a quite cynic state of mind... I think they were influenced by old DEAD KENNEDYS. Nothing good, they're tight... it's not my style.
Then comes the Grind death band OBLITERATION. It goes fast and hails from Italy. But their sound is so raw I don't understand the riffs! Reminds me of BEHERIT's demos for the sound, but it's not evil!
The BILE that includes members of INHUME (but I'm not sure) plays Grinding Brutal shit with an INHUME like raw sound. This track makes me think about HEMDALE and old MUCUPURULENT with some old DEAD INFECTION's Grindcore. Not bad!
Then you get
the GRIZZLY ADAMS. Uh! What is it?
Then PTAO plays Grinding Death with saturated and gore vocals. It's impossible to hear their riffs. I'm bored with this kind of "wanna do as much noise as possible" projects. It seems influenced by ANAL CUNT... Boring!!
Then you get WILBUR COBB (Ger) to finish this little mirror, they are rather a Grinding crust band with punk touches and screamy vocals. Some structures are quite different from the common stuff in this style, but it's rather common riffs. Some arrangements are quite nice but drowned in too classical riffs. It remains quite aggressive and correctly done tracks. Ok stuff in the Grind punk style!
I tought it
would be a cool comp, but it's rather based on the punky and crusty
Grindcore... Only BILE attracted my attention (and WILBUR COBB was
Ok) as the whole sounds very average at its best! And the pro cover
won't help it being a more interesting release in my opinion...
NAME OF SATAN: A tribute to Venom CD'94. GUN Recs.
-First of all, you had KREATOR (Or better said Mille?) making "Witching hour" more thrashy, faster, and displaying the frenetic vocals of Mille Petrozza. A quite good cover, that showed some energy. Some might say “Grrrr”.
-Then, ANATHEMA did a cool version of "Welcome to hell". It kept somekind of the initial obscure mood (If I could say so), with a quite moody production and low-pitched vocals distorted through an obscure chorus. Not bad at all, and quite groovy... I wished ANATHEMA followed much more this kind of vibes, because most of their own stuffs only disappointed my imagination...
-Then, VOIVOD turned "In league with satan" in their own way. It definitely sounded like VOIVOD, with high-pitched & quite "visionary" vocals, a sci-fi aspect, and other cool stuffs... I didn't like it much at the time, because I was young and the vocals seemed strange, but they did a nice job. Cool.
-Then some guys of NUCLEAR ASSAULT, and other peoples (From the studio?), tried to cover "Die hard"... But it wasn't that good (Huh!). I have never been a fan of this particular song, and the quite Us heavy metallish vocals didn't do it (Urk)... A quite boring cover!
-Where there ever some SKYCLAD fans in the assembly? Well, their first album was cool, but what about the following? This time they turned "Prime evil" in their own middle-age world... Ok, they kinda changed the song, with violins and few other goblins, but I never found it good. Blah!
-SODOM surprisingly choose to cover "1000 days in Sodom" (What a clever choice! Ah! I guess VENOM might even have been the origin of their moniker) and did an ok but just average job... It sounds like the average heavy moments of SODOM era 93-95 (Tapping the vein), and I never liked it much... (SODOM = Fast as fuck! In your ass baby!!)
-Then, various peoples covered "Countess bathory" under the CANDLEMASS moniker, and there's not much to say... This was just an average one, while the original was better.
-After all of this, it could have been better, but it's not really... PARADISE LOST did a quite boring cover of "In nomine sathanas" that sounded like the heaviest of their "Shades of god" album, minus the sorrow... And blah! You get bored.
-Then came the little surprise: Two new songs of VENOM that probably disappointed some die-hards: It was a time when the guys were experimenting with Indus metal. Even if these two songs weren't mind-blowing, I kinda like the atmosphere and the kinda "Easy listening" indus metal à la old NIN or FILTER... It might have been a cool idea for VENOM to do more of these experiments and release it under another moniker (What about turning the letters inside out? You get MONEV? Just an effort, and it turns to MONEY!? Some kind of prophecy? Ah Ah)
Finally, what you got was an average tribute album that contained a lot of average recordings, and it rather tasted like a compilation of various (Discutably useful) things than a real tribute.... Nothing vital, even for big fans... I still use to like it for "Nostalgic reasons", but that's all... Hopefully KREATOR, ANATHEMA and VOIVOD did it right and offered coolified covers. (And the artwork was cool).
Compilation CD'01 SENTINEL Recs.
First comes KINGDOM with its mix of Heavy metal à la Mercyful Fate and melodic Death/ Black. It includes Black metal vocals. The little heavy touches remains quite cool, but the whole of this track isn't always very inspired or constructed the best way. Nothing the incredible Hulk would find marvellous!
The following band called ARCANE SUN follows the Heavy Metal style but it totally into these boundnaries. It's like a mix of MERCYFULL FATE and last DEATH's releases meets CONTROL DENIED. Their vocals are very sung, maybe à la DREAM THEATER, but rather like CONTROL DENIED's vocalist. Technical lead guitarist. Nothing awaken my thisrt of good old Heavy metal but it remains ok (Even if it's quite long by moments).
DESOLATE begins its "Chaos season" with a doomy riff but they are far more thrashy with a few Death/ Black touches. Old school Thrash à la old Metallica/ Exodus. It didn't attract me that much but english and patched as fuck bastards may break their necks during their gigs.
The 4th funerary guest here is MOURNING BELOVETH that reminds me a lot of My Dying Bride's "Like gods of the sun" LP with maybe a little touch of old dommy Paradise Lost. This band may be cool for My Dying Bride fans even if this track doesn't include some extremely depressed parts the dying bride owns in its best moments. Check a review of their full length CD here in the following weeks!
MORPHOSIS plays Brutal Death à la Cannibal Corpse/ Skeleton of God with some older Death metal touches, but they sound more discordant in their ways of this track entitled "Conflagration". It's tight but quite common. Nothing that would distinguish them from another band into a 100% Death metal compilation!
WAYLANDER comes with a Doomy metal that includes heavy riffs and folkloric parts. It made me think about old Moonspell ("Wolfheart") with a very old Tiamat touch for vocals. It doesn't please me: oh no... some riffs are too funny!
Here's a track from ABADDON INCARNATE's first CD. On this one their style was some Brutal death à la Suffocation (less technical). There's some Immolation like melodies here. Dont know why, it reminds me some old Pungent stench meets Baphomet in the heavier moments. Bid Brutal death fans may find something cool here!
MAEL MORDA plays technical Brutal death that needs to find its personality since some riffs sounded too common or reminded me too much some old Sinister tunes by changing a few notes! (Check the Sinister track on "Death is just the beginning Vol.3" and make a comparison!). Also some old Vader is present. Tight. Can be better if they find back their own guts!
Here's now the 2nd CD!
buzzy buzzz, lutins and other fairytales!
SCALD plays a mix between Doom and Heavy/ Depressive riffs à la Godflesh. The high pitched screams à la old Napalm Death are cool! It's quite experimental in the track's structures but it also lacks or naturally flowing tears!
GEASA plays a melodic mix of Death, Doom and Black. I'm fastly bored with this style so I'll make it short: this is very average or average, I don't know since it's not my style, but the exhausting point is near!
palys old school Death, not very good, one of the worst bands on
the comp! How much did they pay to get here? lol
According to the KARNAYNA track I can hear, folkloric and atmospheric Black Death metal seems to take a strong place in Ireland! And I've crossed the 3/4 of the whole comp. so I guess the following tracks will be the tracks with a shitty sound, or the songs that the label didn't want! Ah ah! So I'll be short as I'm 3/4 asleep and I don't want to spread bullshits.
MOONFOG is a Black metal band that sounds quite aggressive, but the sound lack of production and it's just Ok.
PRIMORDIAL would play melancholic Black Doom. Riffs are common but their vocals sound good and almost pro.
MEPHITIS sounds lie a beginning band in the melodic Death/ Doom/ Black style. That's all!
INHUMANE offers a track of Heavy/ Death with a thrashy touch. Powerfull sound. They sound a bit like Usurper for some Celtic Frost influences, or also some heavy Obituary...
LUNAR GATE plays average Doom with female vocals, that needs a stronger sound and most personal riffs to impress me after 160 minutes of rather doomy induced Extreme metal stuffs!
As with almost
every comps I expected to find at least one band that really interests
me. But there was only a few bands I found cool, nothing that rumbles
my head! Maybe check it if you're a lot into Doom and the different
styles that takes influences from it!
AGAIN Sampler CD'02.
The thing begins with PROFANITY that's surely one of the most extreme bands on this comp. Mixing quite intense riffs/ complex songs with good and quite varied drum's playing, this band can please the big Brutallers who have had their dose of thrilling brutallizing experiences but who wants more.
Then comes SPAWN, a band that have several official releases in their bag of bones but I still don't see so much the great points in their stuff. This is brutal sounding Death metal that's quite obscure with a good sound, but the whole riffs sounds too much before for me for a band owning 2 CDs. Maybe it's a cool live band!
Then comes MEATKNIFE, their Death metal sounds less professional and less efficient. Some parts sounds a lot like a new band's demo riffs. This isn't a band that'd outstand the fucking shit from this comp, they also suffer from their sound that isn't great compared to the other bands on NEVER AGAIN.
The 5th one is TEARS OF DECAY, still Brutal death metal reminding me of CRYPTOPSY/ old SUFFOCATION and co. I'm not a big enjoyer of their style, maybe it's a cool live band.
I remind reviewing a demo of MENTAL AMPUTATION in the past, and they're still very much (too much) influenced by CANNIBAL CORPSE's Morbid sounding riffs, it's the kind of riffs almost every Brutal death band includes in their stuffs now. Their whole tracks aren't bad sounding (and rather well produced) but it remains too much Cannibal Corpse influenced for me, I've had my dose of this style now.
The 7th bastards on this pile of Brutalized regurgitated agonies are the MALEDICTIVE PIGS that plays a Death metal rather influenced by the old school Death metal style, with grinding parts. So I'll say it's Death grind. Their vocals and tremolo quite melodic and morbid sounding riffs remind me of very old HYPOCRISY (two first CDs), the whole doesn't sound very new, but there are some cool riffs melted in the whole thing.
EMBEDDED plays a Death metal style that sounds quite technical, and quite pro. But I'd don't get into their stuff. Too much calculated and "constructed", not enough deeply emotionnally mind (and guts) blowing for me.
The 9th invited guest is named FETUS CHRIST and plays somekind of Deathgrind with some Hardcorish influences thrown in, by moments they sound a bit like a funny band, some gory fun touches à la SANITYS DAWN were thown in the gore pot. Their riffs and stuffs didn't leave me a very good impression, some songs structures needed more efficiency.
GALLERY OF DARKNESS' style didn't leave an neverperishing mark in my brain of the gore but they have a cool haunting riff in the middle of their Brutal death metal track reminding me of INCANTATION (for some vocals and heavier dark sounding riffs), old BRUTALITY (for few arrangement and more melodic riffs) and other technical Brutal death metal bands like NECROPHAGIST or CANNIBAL CORPSE.
VERY WICKED reminds me of old DEICIDE on their "Creation of god" track, notice some old Death/ Thrashing elements in the riffing; but the vocals' reminds me Glen Benton's formation on "Amon feasting the beast". Not especially crushing, but ok sounding.
The first band of the second side of this CD is FALLEN YGGDRASIL that plays some Death/ Grind. Nothing special to say for me, as the whole doesn't revive my old forgotten guts. They sound a bit like a "beginning" or lets say not very experienced band on some riffs and arrangements. More efficiency is needed!
IMPURE rides in an evil fog with a Brutal death metal reminding me of DEICIDE for some mid placed power chord domination like riffings placed on a double bass drums. Notice blasting beats and what you could expect from a Brutal death band inluenced by CANNIBAL CORPSE. Could make think about EXHUMATOR or other Deicide influenced bands also. Their vocals are more deep grunts.
Being the 14th butt plugger, CRYPTIC offers a track of Death/ Grind that ain't very great and reminds me some stuffs released around 98, both for the sound and for the music. Produced a bit in the vein of the LIVIDITY's "Fetish for the sick", and with riffs being too much classical. Drums are fast, but not crushing. Can be cool for their alcool and german localized Brutality partners.
ANASARCA sounds like one of the more professional bands on this comp CD, with a Brutal death grind reminding me of old MORBID ANGEL, FLESHTIZED. It sounds cool and one of their full releases could be considered as a nice blasting effort for big albums burning freaks and for the brutalheads addicted to the maximized multi sessions grinding fiestas (if all the tracks are in the style of this track).
Coming in the 16th and 17th position, INTESTINAL INFECTION sounds really weaker than Anasarca with their low produced 4 tracker like recorded sound. Their style is somekind of Grindcore, short tracks, bad sounding riffs. Maybe a better production would help them.
TORNESBREED begins it's sentence with two doomy death riffs à la old PARADISE LOST, but their stuff is really more Brutal and faster. They remind me some Brutal bands that released some Brutal like blasting albums around 94, but I can't remind their name... Their sound is quite raw, that's quite cool, but all the riffs or breaks aren't very pleasant to my ears. Some moments sound very chaotic and raw, a bit à la old INCANTATION. But I'm not an INCANTATION's fan...
FESTERING SALVIA offers a Brutal death Grind track in the style of the Frist CANNIBAL CORPSE's "Eaten back to life" release, expect the same kind of cool splattering beats and other gore metal variations Cannibal had at this time. Some riffs are cool, but the sound isn't very good, and they sound oudated to my ears... It sounds very much influenced by CANNIBAL C., it must be a quite new band, musn't it? Could have been a cool band a few years ago.
OF THREES AND ORCHID plays Brutal Death metal with a quite powerfull sound. They've got some riffing gimmicks totally bound into the American Brutal death style, and some of their riffing influences that can be named are NILE (1st album), MORBID ANGEL ("Domination") a bit of MONSTROSITY. Notice a nice ATHEIST break in the middle of the track.As a whole it sounds Ok and they have a nice (high pitched) vocals chorus in the track. Even if it's a bit long, it's a decent track!
FEARER didn't inflict me the awaited thrills of fear with their Death grind with a raw sound and rather old school riffs that can remind VOMITORY ("Raped in their own blood"), could also make me think of DEICIDE, SINISTER, MONSTROSITY but one track is short to define the style of a Brutal death band included on a comp with 21 other Brutal death bands.
Finally, here's the last one: DESPONDENCY. They also play Brutal death metal. Nothing outstanding or very different from the common Brutal death style played a bit everywhere in our planet's underground. But the whole sounds ok. Their stuff didn't interest me more than that, and I didn't get the awaiting thrill of Death, neither any exploding gore vision from the now revived guts of war, but it's correctly executed as a whole. Can be cool for local german brutallizing bastards.
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