Next the word extreme in the dictionary, shoud be a picture of this unrelentingly brutal, devastatingly barbaric Brazilian black/death metal band. Krisiun play savage black metal, with a drummer that is something to behold. Polyrhythmic rhythms and ferocious blast beats are the main staples of the music, but my God! These guys don't let up for a minute! The opening of "Rites of Defamation" just rips along frenetically and near catastrophically for a minute and a half, before they take a breath and repeat the whole thing over again. Also worthy to mention is the awesome instrumental track "March of the Black Hordes", which takes its sweet time getting revved up but when it does, it just about breaks your spirit. Sitting through this admittedly one dimensional cd may be tough, but if you are a fan of black metal, WITHOUT that moronically screechy vocal delivery, then this is right up your alley. Gains points for a powerful, clear production, and the aforementioned atypical black metal vocal delivery. Krisiun may need to change their approach in the future, but for now, this is one devastating release.