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(Cze) Nad propasti dne CDr'03 Self released.
are some stuffs you receive in trades and you don't want to review
coz you don't get into it: no review to remain niiiiiiice! But an
obscure evil force took the control of my pen and mind and forced
me to write these nice lines! Ah!
What I hear is melodic black
doom that doesn't awake the poor and suffering one in me! The leading
melodies sound funny! Some parts are Ok but it sounds too "easy"
or simple. Complex tracks with some old PARADISE LOST, BETHLEHEM,
SACRAMENTUM, BARATHRUM (!). The fast Black metal parts sound repetitive.
The sound which isn't good add somekind of a flies' noise (BZzzzzz).
And sorry but a clear guitar break sounds like "Holidays sat
the beach"! It's total darkness, isn't it?! Drum machine. Vocals
sung in Czech language. Holy Records may find this band original
and everything... but sorry I'm not flying into pseudo mundane luxuries
with an umbrella in my ass! Very average to say the best!
HATE (Ger) The art of method CD'06.Self released.
blasting Death metal reminding me of NAPALM DEATH (Harmony/ Utopia)
with a rigidity à la TERRORIZER and a bit of the last EXHUMED (So
a cleaner old CARCASS). Add some classical Death metal beats, some
not so old NAPALM, few crustcore and grooves to have a clear vision
Positive: The music sounds kicking, well built and
Negative: There's nothing really killer, catchy, or resonating
the way old grind did.
Criticism slower: After a while you get
into the energy of the band and you kinda forget the usual approach
of the whole.
Conclusion: UNCHALLENGED HATE could be a worthy
band for fans of death grind, mid old NAPALM DEATH and old TERRORIZER,
who need more from their grindminded "idols" and dislike
asleep extreme music.
(Fra) Vices and verses CD'05. Self released.
gone through quite a lot of changes since their first album! Their
style is currently more varied, compact and dynamic, even if the
whole keeps on running on the Death metal railroad of damnation.
album begins with "Nécrophages", a 100% Death metal song
that mostly sails in the waters of an evil kind of death metal,
between MORBID ANGEL and DEICIDE (old). Some riffs taste the burning
The following songs are a bit more varied, as you
could hear some technical death, half melodic guitars, black metal
influences, as well as a bunch of more 'modern' stuffs.
think about MORBID ANGEL (Evil riffs, heavier stuffs and leads),
old DEICIDE (1st Lps). Then, I secondly happen to think about old
IMMOLATION, some old DISSECTION/ SACRAMENTUM (Melodic black death)
and few other stuffs I won't quote coz I'm currently too lazy! (And
does the so-called 'underground scene' of lazy bastards deserve
any effort? Ah!). A quite melodic work on guitar polyphonies sounds
like old EDGE OF SANITY in my hears, but I'm not updated on this
kind of stuffs.
I'm not a fan of the way the vocals sound, I
prefer Death metal throats to be more direct and straight from the
This is seriously built music, with a bunch of quite well
The production also sounds more 'modern'
compared to their previous album (That sounded quite deaf), the
guitars sound powerful, and the drum-machine sounds more or less
like triggered drums (It's ok, but a real drummer would be better).
has refreshed and diversified their style in a quite interesting
way, but I regret the fast real evil and burning Death metal patterns
in the vein of the first song aren't more numerous!
and verses" is a pleasant album to listen to, but there aren't
so many riffs to emotionally grab you by the nuts. All in all, I
think it's an average album with good portions of inner revenge.
Try it before you order it, to check if it embalms your crushed
entrails, you putrid fucker!
c/o Jérôme Guibert, La chaise, 49450
(Fra) In meanderings of Ain-Soph CD'03 Self release.
French band plays a kind of Death metal that's rather old school,
the composition is more based on the mood and a quite dark atmosphere
than on pure Brutality.
With influences ranging from old MORBID
ANGEL, old DEICIDE, OSSUARY INSANE; with touches of very old MALEVOLENT
CREATION (breaks), very old DEATH (punching beats and tremolos),
old POSSESSED (Hellish morbid melodies), very old CANNIBAL CORPSE
and MORGOTH (a little bit); the band strives on composing some tracks
that tastes like releases of the 89-91 epoch: The golden age of
Death metal! They have got some cool vocals that are quite sulfurous
and impious as it reminds me of very old IMMOLATION and AMON (Not
the pre DEICIDE one, the Swiss band). Their tracks are more or
less complexly structured, as there are a bunch of riffs, some of
these guitar parts ranging from the "Ok" to the "Cool"
ones. Even if some guitar parts may sound catchy to some metallic
hears I wouldn't cross the point of saying it's cool at its best.
don't know why but some parts in here remind me of old MASSACRA.
parts sound too common! And some deep satanic hell frenezy would
be hellcome! But the whole is rather well articulated. I found nothing
special here, but this can be a cool band for fans of Death metal
the old school way!
(Swe) Eastern blood, hail to Poland CD'97 Century media.
wonder where the interest is, for a band that has composed only
10 really good tracks in its whole career (including only one, "Dead
forever" that's really essential!) to have released two live
albums with only a studio release of intervalle: And I wonder even
more where can be the interest to finish this CD with an old gig
assorted to a flat sound to fullfill this Eastern blood to the core.
Of course Eastern blood includes all the best tracks of Unleashed
(well, "Open wide" and "Forever goodbye" are
lacking in my opinion), but as the studio releases are better, the
album remains useless for those who owns their CDs, and in anyway
the other won't be interested. All the more, Unleashed is really
the typicall nice 2nd zone Death metal band, but you never want
to listen to them for 70 minutes in one go... It's an excessive
length that makes this "Eastern blood" can't be an introduction
to the universe of the band. Would be better to make your own compilation
(Ger) Shroud shifter CD'01. G.U.C.
Average melting pot between
rather old school thrash and thrashcore. The tracks are correctly
composed with a bunch of decent riffs being correctly articulated
in the tracks' structures, the production is more than decent, but
nothing especially attracted my attention or gave me the will to
play this UPPERCUT CD one more time. Plus there are quite too many
'jumping', moshy or hardcorish patterns to entertain me. I think
this band might be cool during gigs, but this album offers nothing
more, nothing better or different than the countless hardcorish
or modern influenced thrash releases coming out nowadays. UPPERCUT
isn't creating but worshipping. It lacks of guts for a pro CD! The
average isn't enough!