Musta Talvi - When The Cleansing Fire Reigns.
Another revelation on the Scuzz
stage at Bloodstock, does this CD do them justice?
Twilight Vengeance. An
unusual sample leads into the opening riff. The guitar work
is convoluted before a nerve-jangling scream ushers in a fast
thrasher. The vocals are of the modern barked variety. The
song is fast and aggressive yet retains strong underlying
melodies. Tempo changes are well handled and the slower sections
generate loads of power. And there's lots of very fluid soloing
Next Time I Paint You Red.
Absolutely furious start with frenetic guitar work leads into
very complex riff. First verse is an absolute cracker, essentially
it's a crunchy thrasher. The track then exhibits all sorts
of different influences and styles - power metal, death metal,
bits of folk and even symphonic sections. It's complex but
never clashes and works surprisingly well. The soloing has
a vintage Slayer feel at times.
Annihilation Of the Masses.
Brutal opening, the pared down riff into the savage scream
is superb. This is basically a well played extreme metal track.
No other comments necessary really - get hold of a copy and
When I was handed this CD I was warned not to
expect too much production-wise. In fact it's nowhere near as
bad as I'd expected. Ok it's slightly sludgy and the drums could
be crisper (especially the snare) but overall there's nothing
to worry about. This CD works well and I like it a lot. Have to
admit I was really underwhelmed when I saw them at the Barfly
earlier in the year, but they genuinely surprised me at Bloodstock.
Fellas, if you can write a full length album as solid as this
you will have a winner on your hands. Hope your new drummer settles
in quickly - please let me know when you are next gigging. There
could well be a Millennium of Blood invitation heading
your way soon!