(Ita) Nessun Urlo Nell'Ombra MCD'07. Self released.
webzines said this band was very cool and promising, reading their
promotional words you could expect some kind of "revelation",
but my tongue wouldn't explore as deep the assholes of these Italians
Death metallers, since in my opinion the process of ass-licking
shouldn't also clean their intestines, bowels, and whatever else
lies inside... Clean their rectum if you want to be friendly, but
no need to offer them a whole new digestive system.
On a musical
point of view, this is quite energetic and motivated Death metal/
Brutal death that takes influences from the 90's (DEICIDE, some
SINISTER, a bit of early HYPOCRISY in some blasts) and less "old
school" stuffs (MALEVOLENT CREATION or PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT),
then injects some nowadays "friendly violent fun" in the
structures to make it more appealing according to nowadays standards.
sounds quite energetic and varied (Quite a lot of temp changes,
a bit of black metal, a bit of melody...) but the pus-dilapidating
problem lines in the fact the riffs do not particularly create superventricular
zigzags nor motivate a massive intestinal dance of the undead...I
might say these riffs sound familiar, but it's the problem of the
biggest parts from the current scene... As well as a lot of current
bands, LACERATER offers a brutal product that could please the fans
of impact/ dynamic - Death/ Brutal death, but I miss the haunting
pieces or the scars from the depths... I you like stuffs like MALEVOLENT
CREATION or PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT, you might not need to be repulsed
by the average goregrind-alike cover and try to put an hear on their
LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY (Hol)/
AND BALLS TORTURE (Ger)
Split Ep'01 FLESHFEAST.
C.B.T: The part of split of these
Goregrinders was recorded 2 years after the "Opus(sy)VI"
CD that wasn't bad, but here C.B.T is more classical in the goregrind
style, with less quite impressive ideas and nice energized tracks.
It's too much average in the Goregrind style to please me.
isn't my cup of bowels).
"Opus(sy)VI" wasn't bad, but
in the case of this Ep I remain indifferent.
I didn't really
know LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY before. I only checked a few tracks on
comps, some tracks that didn't sound outstanding... and I heard
both positive and negative opinions about them... So I wasn't on
the hunt for fresh flesh! What you got here is very fast Goregrind/
Death with gory vocals... The sound is quite raw... But the blasts
are too fast to impress me (it's too fast to grind your head with
the real grinding energy!). And I found only average riffs here.
I remain on my position and the goregrind part of my personality
won't see it's libidinal urge increase to more than 4%!
(Hol)/ PLAGUE RAGES (Bra) split Ep'01.
the grinding Metherlands, LD50 plays very average Grinding death
Crust with drum beats that sound 0,05 $ per moments. They seem a
bit influenced by Hardcore for their vocals, with some gory pitch
aspects, it may remind some DEAD INFECTION Eps... but nothing sounds
better than the very average demos, nothing more exciting than the
common and overused Grindcore style. They remind me of a wave of
Grind/ Crust demo bands that were invading the scene around 98 with
MALIGNANT TUMOUR, TWISTED TRUTH, etc...
Keep in mind it's a very
average demo band if you still want to get it, no riff sounded fresh
for a pence in my pus filled ears.
plays somekind of a Grinding brazilia Deathcore with quite important
Crust influences. Some cool vocals are added, but their riffs sound
poor and it reminds me of boring Grindnoise Demo projects during
their blast parts. Crust riffs could sound like a cheaper way of
the SANITYS DAWN's "Cryptic menu' for exemple. Maybe some big
undergrounders or close friends of the 2 bands will find some interest
in this Ep, but there's nothing interesting here, really!
the bands seems quite young, wish' em good luck for future improvements!
AIRBAG (Ger) Barrel blow job CD'01 STUHLGANG.
to the band's name, I thought they could play some cool Grindcore
or grindgore. So I downloaded the CD (as always).
But what I
heard was quite disappointing! As a whole, this CD could be divided
in two different styles depending on the track your HiFi is playing.
Some tracks are in a jungle or techno style with saturated guitars
and some samples, some tracks such as the first one aren't so bad
in this style, but a good amount of it bored me!! I've nothing against
jungle, but in this case it's not well done and it's boring!
other tracks are more in a lowtuned goregrind with a drummachine,
but it sounds very weak! All the more it sounds as if the whole
music was programmed on a PC (with a tracker).
This is a low
quality project that could please those who enjoy noise shitcore
stuffs, but it's ways too boring and stupid sounding for me! Almost
every metalhead owning a PC could do this! It doesn't deserve to
be pressed on a CD!
(Usa) In death overshadow thee Ep. BUIO OMEGA.
maelstrom of Volkanik vomit keeps on endlessly turning and burning,
as a flesh-consuming burning love of torrent lava.
A shame this
exhumed vynicallistically pressed old demo from '96 doesn't match
5% of the infinite strength the erosive elements could tease you
with. This sounds like old Death metal, both for the production
and the music, it would rather follow some kind of CARNAGE meets
early CADAVER or some early GRAVE, ADRAMELECH and the down-tuned
likes. The vocals sound strange, quite too high pitched for my volkanik
needs. Some riffs sound cool and the production sounds creespy and
creeping, like some old demos... but the music also sounds old and
not morbid enough! Ok there's a nice mood in there, but is it enough
to kill you in pain? I don't think so!
It might be a cool Ep
for big worshippers of ancient Swedish and Finnish Death metal,
but nothing will volkanikally fist-fukk your hears with Death metal
revenge! (And the too simple layout won't help). Average! Only for
big religiously collecting maniacs who need anything that apparently
tastes like pure fucking death...
(ALGERIE) Dhal Ennar CD'99 Lelahel Metal production.
plays a kind of melodic death metal that's more based on a kind
of complexity or a way to try to sound original than on the efficiency,
and it's doesn't sound efficient in fact, nor convincing! Some
parts coud make think a bit about ADRAMELECH. There are some
heavy metal parts for the leads and some more Ok parts while some
riffs are almost doomlike. A few bass parts may make you think a
bit about ATHEIST. I could also quote some heavyrock riffs à
la old Yngwie Malmsteem. There are almost atmospheric like parts
and they seem to include some arabian elements (for clear guitar
playings and interludes).
Some riffs are really too average to my
ears and some songs' structures are going everywhere.
conclude, I'll say their music is average and needs to be worked
out to offer a real CD! It rather sounds like a Demo to my ears!
LIVIDITY (Usa) Used, abused and left for dead CD.
I recently rediscovered LIVIDITY. I was mostly familiar with their first short
album "Fetish for the Sick" from 1997 that didn't come with a very
good sound, and wasn't that impressive...
I mostly remembered them being pussy
lovers Ah Ah.
But apparently the band went through quite extreme style changes (Or could I
say "Sex changes" for "brutal pussy" or "hairy ultra
brutal pussy" perhaps?) and this album is something else.
US ultra brutal death metal with more balls and a good level for 2006. It could
be compared to US-DISGORGE with a smaller emphasis on technical edge, CINERARY,
old ORIGIN and a little of old DEEDS OF FLESH (First album).
The drums are brutally quite impressive, perhaps it even stands out a bit too
much from the music.
There's so much motivation to brutalize the pussy that it shaves the personal
hairs in a natural manner, and becomes impressive. No need for electric razors
anymore, you have a Lividity CD :-) )
I think that for 2006, when this album was released the band wasn't at the top
of the top of the extreme... It's perhaps what saves the music, it still came
with riffs... (Too many bands had fallen in the trap of the "more extreme
than extreme/ more complex than complex" and forgot the music).
This said, this album is clearly not for those who don't like it brutal (This
is BRUTAL death after all, you know?), but those who dig the style to be quite
brutal, yet not uselessly "Over the top" might enjoy a big food, a
big pack of beer and this LIVIDITY CD in the back.
(Fra)/ DEEPRED (Fin) This is a face of humanity... Split
CD'03 SEVERAL BLEEDS.
Even if their music doesn't unleash
the beast nor fuseblow my putrid mind in Phalleluyah, some bands
have got enough cool ideas to be worth few listenings and a nice
review! It's the case with LOATHING who offers us on this split
CD their first demo recorded few years ago (2001 to be precise,
it can be felt).
What some baggy burners will hear there is an
American influenced Brutal death reminding of DEYING FETUS (mid
old), CANNIBAL CORPSE, BROKEN HOPE ("Loathing"). The music
is 1998/2001 styled, but the band has nice ideas.
Some old DEICIDE
touches can be felt in some heavier and a bit more obscure riffs.
Enough musical variations.
My complains would be the tracks
are quite long and some riffs loose some intensity (too convenient?).
it's a nice demo. The band has found a drummer and a new guitarist
since then. LOATHING might be a cool band to support in the future
for Brutal death maniacs.
On the other
hand I don't find much relief or interest in DEEPRED's side.
band plays American Brutal death metal à la SUFFOCATION/ SOILS OF
FATE/ old PYREXIA. It's well produced and quite well constructed,
but nothing new nor killer!! A strange effect on vocals makes it
a bit sound like if... a frog was singing in the water?! uh?
don't say some riffs doesn't work, but DEEPRED only plays correctly
done Brutal death in the American style and I have enough albums
in the SUFFOCATION/ old PYREXIA vein. DEEPRED might be interesting
for the quite new Brutal death heads, but those who know the style
since few years will probably find it only "Ok!".
(Nor) Fucking lobotomized Ep'06. NO POSERS PLEASE! Recs.
underground and garage sounding crusty Death metal punk that reminds
me the most urine-filled moments of ABSCESS, with some Rock'n roll
(ENTOMBED "To ride..." era), cool heavier touches of AUTOPSY
and maybe some EYE HATE GOD for the "sludge".
I'm not a fan of the most dirty ABSCESS moments, and even though
some elements sounds nice in my hears, I couldn't say the whole
especially turned me on. While I search for the doomed and the morbid
aura in this kind of stuffs, LOBOTOMIZED rather choose the drunk/
punk/ fuck off approach and I'd like things to be a bit more developed…
But I wouldn't mind shaking the corpses from their future terroristic
implosive cocktails. It might please the most punk poofters from
the DIY termites who creep in the underground dirt.
(Uk) Pleasure pave severes CD'99 NUCLEAR BLAST.
chose to review the first LOCK UP album since it's better than the
In 1999, four musicians joined their forces to form
a Grind/ Death/ Crust project, the bastards being Shane Embury (Bass
- Napalm Death), Jesse Pintado (Guit - Napalm death), Peter Tatgreen
(Vocals - Hypocrisy) and the ex Cradle of shit drummer.
album is a mix of old school Grind, Death metal and Crust along
the lines of the last NAPALM DEATH albums. Few riffs are really
good, a bunch of the riffs are cool, and some could have been worked
more! No problem with the drummer, don't like so much the vocals...
Some of the tracks have a bunch of energy, and the production is
good. It can be felt LOCK UP is a project: the guys keep of themselves
while they could increase the intensity of some tracks with surprising
structures and fresher ideas! At the end this CD is kinda 'common'
even if it's better than the average.
By moments I've got the
feeling its sounds too much like NAPALM DEATH; as I listened a lot
to their "Fear emptiness despair"/ "Words from the
exit wound" epoch, there was nothing new for me here! Nothing
For a project, it's rather a quite good CD... but
I'd prefer the guys of NAPALM DEATH to concentrate on their main
band and write a totally killer (from A to Z) album next time! I
prefer this first LOCK UP CD coz the second one offered more common
riffs (some sounding too much ever heard) and the tracks were less
worked one! For those who have a bunch of extra money...
LOSS (Usa) Life without hope... Death
without reason MCD. 2005. DEATHGASM Recs.
When a doomy mood catches your
consciousness, it's good to slow down for a minute of deep thoughts... Or not,
depending on the daily life's turmoil.
It's interesting to notice every
records in the "doom death" category don't sound the same and the clichés aren't
ubiquitous. In the case of this MCD the death metal influence resides for most
in the very low vocals, while the guitars are in another world.
To my quite
unspecialized hears when it's about the doomy affair, the first song "Conceptual
funeralism..." contains guitar parts that could be approached to old MY DYING
BRIDE's most depressed moments (Especially "Turn loose the swans"). It's sad,
sorrowful, quite hopeless and sometimes flirts with the feeling of depression...
But even if the guitars are slow, very slow, it is globally devoid of death
metal influences (In the meaning it's not particularly monolithic neither filled
with heavy power).
The second song "Cut up depressed and alone" sounds a bit
lighter, with a little more "black metal" influences; It's still doomy, but
doesn't speak to me that much.
Then the two following songs are bonuses, that
come from a live recording.
First there's a KATATONIA cover that touches a
softer kind of metal; Then there's "The barebacked burial of a torn angel" that
contains nice doomy death metal à la early MY DYING BRIDE (Beginning Eps and
first album... Did LOSS compose more songs in this style?)
sounds a bit "bursted" since the style changes quite more than a bit between the
4 songs, each time, and the production differs for half of the tracks, but it
shew LOSS had the ability to write interesting guitar parts in the doom tones
and lay nice sounding low pitched vocals over it.
After writing this review I
was able to check out extracts of their only full-length album "Despond"
released in 2011, the style is globally close to the two studio tracks that were
found on the MCD, but with more heaviness on some songs, perhaps more "funeral"
moments (Due to some guitar lines) and some fucking monolithic riffs here &
I will keep LOSS in mind as a band quite worth checking
LOWBROW (USA) "VICTIMS
AT PLAY" CD’99 HAMMERHEART
I didnt buy that shit nor
did a friend of mine lent it to me, I simply listened to it in a
store. Enough to know that this cd sucks cock. If you dont know
it already, this shit features Allen west on guitar and just like
Catastrophic's Trevor Peres, this fucking fucking BLOWS! It seems
all rejects playing in Obituary lost all knowledge of what good
death metal is after the release of 'the end complete'. As for 'victims
at play', its boring, mid tempo with too many hardcore influences
than I can bear and the riffs fucking blow and have already been
heard 1000 times before. Lets hope they all get uncurable cancer
and rot away... There are also NASTY SAVAGE members into this band.
(Pol) the apostate CD'03 LISTENABLE.
new LUCIFERION album is quite different from their first CD entitled
"Demonication - the manifest" released in 1996. While
their first CD offered a semi technical death grind influenced by
bands such as old DEICIDE and MORBID ANGEL (especially "Blessed
are the sick"); this second album we are thinking about welcomes
a lot of new keyboards appearances, these keyboards being included
a bit everywhere in the tracks that are built on the kind of Death
grind style the band played before.
The music of LUCIFERION is
still in these rather old school Death/ Grind fields with a lot
of riffs, breaks and surprises in every track. The style is rather
controlled, heavily brutal and aggressive than explosive and face
punching, even though the way they use the synthesizers add some
kind of a classy touch. The sophisticated aspect of their music
and the very present keyboards makes me think of EMPEROR's last
releases. Some parts also reminded me of old NOCTURNUS for keyboards
and lead guitars (Even if the leads of Nocturnus were more chaotic
as a whole). This album is well composed with many ideas, but I
have a feeling of too much: I mean there are a lot of synths, breaks
and ideas and it might sound too compressed (in the ideas accumulation)
to have some impact or to be catchy for some guys (everyone isn't
a musician). I can also feel a lack of deepness in some riffs, I
can imagine some guys will be bored after a few tracks, but on a
musical point of view and scale of Brutality LUCIFERION stands above
most of nowadays' releases!
The evolution between the 2 LUCIFERION
albums is notable. This new album's length is about 33 minutes for
the new tracks; then you get a CELTIC FROST cover ("Circle
of the tyrants") which is quite different from the original
(it welcomes keyboards as well), and their Demo'94 as a bonus.
is a good technical Death metal album everybody won't appreciate:
you have to enjoy technical and complex death metal, but you also
have to enjoy the "Classy" keyboard ridden side of EMPEROR!
(SLO) Sitting by the fire CD’98 METAL AGE.
This band mixes different
kinds of music that are interestingly constructed in one.
could be heard as a fast Black Metal version of ANGRA for the songs’
structure, the melodic theatralized parts, the beautifull sounding
Heavy Metal voices. There are also some screamy Black Metal vocals.
They could remind of NIGHTFALL’s « Athenian echoes »
album for the use of some cello violins and organs... But hone more
time here stops the descriptions! I have the opinion their music
is too nice and happy to correctly fit in the Metal scene! Some
parts are ok, but some riffs are too happy and mellow! And this
will of mixing everythings doesn't please me that much! It doesn't
sound good! Uh...
they could also make think of a very happier version of the self
regenerating theatral art of EMPEROR. Some parts maked me think
a bit about THERION’s « Theli »... but I think it's more a will
to be original to be original than a real and deep will of originality!
So, as in any style of music, might it be original, more classical,
old school (or not), if the will isn't really sincere and doesn't
come from the inner entrails of the musicians, the final result
doesn't change! The feeling is the key of everythings! During the listening
of LUNATIC GODS, some could think about MISANTHROPE’s « 1666
theatre bizarre » CD (The greatest Sodomized metal band ever! Ah
To conclude : ANGRA meets THERION
meets EMPEROR. Ok for open minded freaks who aren't again some too
(SLO) The wilderness CD'02 SHINDY.
I remember I reviewed
their previous CD before, and I didn't like it!
They're still playing some kind of
varied metal that includes a lot of influences such as atmospheric,
melodic, technical, symphonic Death, Doom, Black metal, gothic and
blah and blah.
They still make me think about NIGHTFALL’s « Athenian echoes »
album for the use of some cello violins and organs, the self
regenerating theatral art of EMPEROR could also be quoted and blah
and blah... MISANTHROPE’s Sodomized-metal-from-the-honey-full-ass-of-the-label-managers
can still be quoted for comparison! I'm bored with all these sterile
comparisons that finally lead to nothing totally impersonal and
too objective reviews that drowns my opinion in the words the labels
want me to write there! They can fuck off and Die! To know more
about their style, check the previous review! Their style hasn't
changed and I still don't give an horny fuck! I don't like their
blasting parts and it fucking remains cheezy by moments in my putrid
Jellyfied ears! If you like the metal you're taught to listen to
by the big metal medias, the happy metal that's enjewlled by a great
production, beautiful-computer-optimised-melodies and varied
nice-ass-licking-instruments, then try them you'll have another
nice little anal orgasm! If like me you're more searching for
music that isn't only a "job" but comes from the GUTS!
Then search your heaven anywhere else on these pages.
DICKLESS TRACY (Slo) Split tape 01 PROJECT Prods.
ever reviewed a LYCANTHROPHY thing elsewhere here. They're still
playing their Grind/ Crust with Hardcore nasal vocals. There's some
pitch shifting effect on vocals by moments. The fast parts are fast
without real aggression... Well their music doesn't sound very good
without the better sound they owned on their previous Split CD!
Here it seems to be a live or rehearsal recording. This sounds very
underground and may please a few guys, but their riffs sound too
much like a "wanna play Grind" band, without emotions
and convictions! Notice covers of UNHOLY GRAVE and CEREBRAL TURBULENCY.
Stupid band name and cheesy cover drawing. It could only be an ass
shit "funny" grind band/ project!
I ever heard anywhere
else the introduction sample! Their music is poor Grind/ Crust/
leech my ass shit with low energy riffs. Their music doesn't suck
as much as I thought it would, not really funny stuff but rather
very very average Grind/ Crust with few thrash and death grind touches.
reminds me of some old AGATHOCLES rehearsals but it's really worse!
So, nothing good in the case of these slovenian bastards and nothing
I'd advice to anyone!
(Fra) What’s your excuse? CD’03.
Is it supposed to be a full-length
CD? It rather sounds like a first demo, that's obvious! LYCANTROPHY
lacks of energy, brutality and everything needed to record a decent
first album! The riffs are ever hear, some of it are flat. The drum
patterns aren't cool most of the time: flat! Where's the brutal
energy? Stop the autoplay. This album reminds me the demos of some
old French death metal bands who tried without success to copy Cannibal
Corpse around 1997/1998. Some other influences are here as well:
few thrash, some old BOLT THROWER, some old school Death à la DEATH/
MORGOTH, but it really lacks any deepness and creativity. Ok, some
riffs from here and there would sound cool on a demo, but we are
talking about a full-length CD, so that's bloody not enough! This
isn't one of the worst releases I heard, but it's far from being
one of the best! Under the average, and a label owner shouldn't
be very clairvoyant to release this demo as an album. Only for local