None could possibly be more so wonderfully vile !!
This has to be a death metal classic. It's been a firm favourite of mine since it's release. It's just so different from most death metal releases without going into the realms of gothic death metal genre crossing etc, yet on paper it's description makes it very much like other death metal releases as in blast beats, death growls super speed riffing.
But what makes this different is it's deliverence. Starting off with the album art which is very black metal with it's classical biblical painting of Christ decapitated, which makes a change from the typical deathmetal release of the era with mediocre paintings of gore gracing it's pages. The logo looks quite black metal too. But what really counts is the music.
It's almost start to finish hyper blasts, chaos, and ear ringing noise. The first minute of the CD starts with a sample from Exorcist
3 and then kicks straight in with gravity blast beats much like Kataklysm
. The tracks continue much the same vein, with clanky bass springing out between the speedy guitar passages. The drummer displays a fine passion for speed and much technicality and furnishes each track with rumbling double drumming, gravity blasts, and cymbal abuse.
One of the most distinct features of this album is the vocalist: Lord
Worm. His vocals are pure crazy. Totally illegible barks, everyword sounds the same except for when he breaks out into shrieks and screams. All this might sound monotonous, but it really is an album that is actualy FUN. There is a few twists and turns too when they decide to break out of pneumatic drill in the ears mode. They are capable of some almost toe tapping groovy-ness especially on track two when in the space of 10 seconds run through several different styles of guitar playing.
I can't recommend this enough to death metal fans...