The mood set by this record in the first few seconds is a stripped-back, no distraction escape route to the classic primordial landscape where The Death Metal genre emerged. The album just explodes into action with the chaos and energy of hardcore punk voiced by metals demonic guitar riffs. The classic-sounding death metal vox very much pays homage to death metal trailblazers Possessed particularly the vocal mix on seven churches.
Sonically the mix has a very raw sound from start to finish but I feel that doesn’t really impact the album’s content and only the most critical listeners are going to rob themselves of the joy of an otherwise fantastic album.
People who are big fans of bands like Death* and Pestilence are going to find a lot of safe listening territory on this album.
*(Chuck Schuldiners band not the proto-punk garage rock band that plays keep on knocking)
If you like: Early era thrash/death and 80’s crossover genres you going to love this! Lots of great energy and familiar sounds but with fresh lyrics and ideas. Unconscious suicide Will fit perfectly next to some of the early scene’s big players on your playlist and record shelf
Haters be like: If you’re after something ground-breaking you’re not going to appreciate the similarities to bands from an older era of the scene. If you put off by rawer sounding records to play on your custom sound system, then you’re probably going to overlook the record’s good points.
It Gets 3.5 – Flaming, Horny, Mutant, Metal GoatMen
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Release Year: 2021
Label: Awakening Records
Reviewed by Patt Sabbath Reviews