Tuesday, March 6, 2012
CD Review: Metal Blade Records Have Two More To Unleash Upon The World
Their sound just blows you back as the sheer speed of the opening song “The Art of Destruction,” along with the dark, screaming vocals of lead singer Sataniac sets-up an assault on your senses. The music on this new album is heavy metal at its purest while lyrics about the occult give the songs a more mystical tone. The tempo changes in “Lacerate (With Rans of Doom)” and “At Hell’s Horizon” shows us how talented these musicians are instead of just playing three-chords at neck-breaking speed. The band’s thrash metal roots coming pouring out in “The Splendor Of The Idols” and the album closer “Beyond Your Graves.”
Desaster have a few festivals scheduled in 2012, but their first shows are in April down in Columbia. Check out the band’s website (total-desaster.com) for a complete list of tour dates and information on the new album.
The album begins with the pulse-pounding, recklessness of “Death-Chain.” Jost Kleinert’s vocals are aggressive and in your face, which is just how Lay Down Rotten likes it. The double-bass drum delivery by Timo Claas in “…And The Wolves Come Out” is exceptional as you just feel the energy. The album’s first single, “Hades Resurrected” and second single “The Devil Grins” shows us the full power and aggressiveness that this band puts into every bit of their music.
Lay Down Rotten has a few festivals lined-up as well over in Europe. Visit the band’s website (laydownrotten.com) for tour dates and information on the new album, “Mask of Malice.”
Posted by JP's Music Blog