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Blessed Are the Sick
Blessed Are the Sick

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true classic, 7 Jun. 2002
This review is from: Blessed Are the Sick (Audio CD)
This in my opinion is one of Morbid Angel's best albums and certainly an adventurous one...
Obviously as you'd expect, the riffs are doomy and hyper speed at times, mixed with Pete Sandoval's bionic blast beating and ofcourse, David Vincent's bowel scraping vocals...
Its hard to under estimate the power of this album, the drumming and soloing in particular stand out as always...
All tracks here are great (even if the keyboard tracks are a tad strange!) and in particular Fall From Grace, Brainstorm, Day of Suffering and Unholy Blasphemies stick out...Although there is no filler here, and Desolate Ways- Rich Brunelles brilliant acoustic piece is a nice contrast with the brutality of the usual songs
Morbid Angel fans should already own this, and so should any real death metal fan, and if you don't? GO AND BUY IT NOW!

Gore Metal
Gore Metal
Price: £14.67

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very good, 2 Jun. 2002
This review is from: Gore Metal (Audio CD)
Yes sometimes these guys go ott, but hey if you don't like it, console yourself in the fact that the music is brutal as hell...The riffs are at warp speed a lot of the time and are always razor sharp, the drumming is awesome and the vocals are so bowel scrapingly good you'll be scared. Going from ear splitting screams to Chris Barnes style guttarul lows...
Death/grind fans will lap it up!

Black Seeds Of Vengeance
Black Seeds Of Vengeance
Price: £10.91

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brutal, inventive, uncompromising!, 30 April 2002
Along with Cryptopsy and Decapitated these Florida death metal chuggers are leading the new generation!
This album is quite simply breath-taking in its complexity and magnitude, it is easy to see this album is mammoth, and Karl Sanders spent a year writing this material so each lyric would fit with each strum and each snare hit...
This album features the ancient egyptian melodies and instruments in small interlude instrumental...With crushing hyper speed death metal at its finest...And a combination of the two on songs like on 'The Black Flame'...This along with the grunty vocals, resiting translated tablets and scroles from Egypt, and chants in the old language...
This album is simply monumental and the best of the death metal genre since Domination by Morbid Angel...
The Best tracks are 'Black Seeds of Vengeance', 'The Black Flame', 'Masturbating the War God', 'Multitude of Foes'...ah hell they are all brilliant!
Any death metal fan or extreme metal in general needs this, and any thrash listeners or just people with an open mind to this kind of project should definetly consider it...Enjoy!

Welcome To Sky Valley
Welcome To Sky Valley
Price: £5.75

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody awesome stoner rock, Kyuss's best, 27 April 2002
This review is from: Welcome To Sky Valley (Audio CD)
In my opinion every Kyuss album is classic but this one just takes it...It opens up with Gardenia, a brilliantly heavy slice of Stoner riffery and it never stops, my other favourates are 100 degrees and Demon Cleaner...But you won't find any even good (its all amazing) material here it is that good...
Its just such a shame they disbanded so soon after Circus...The Legend lives on!

Price: £9.53

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of their best, 31 Mar. 2002
This review is from: Bloodthirst (Audio CD)
Cannibal Corpse can be listened to by anyone who likes heavy music... they don't take their lyrics seriosuly, so others shouldn't, think of it as a horror movie but music!
Anyway, this is definetly one of the best CC albums (Tomb of the Mutilated being the best IMO). The guitars are very heavy, crunchy and fast, not to mention complex. Alex Webster's bass is brilliant, and Paul's drums are brilliant't executed and powerful...But my favourate part of the album has to be Corpsegrinder's increasingly brutal vocals, he goes from awesome low grunts and growls to all out screaming and for my money he is the best vocalist in Death metal right now...
Any CC fans or death metal fans should buy this, don't expect anything radicly different, just expect something totally brutal...A good death metal album.

Haunting The Chapel
Haunting The Chapel
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £8.81

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome stuff, 24 Feb. 2002
This review is from: Haunting The Chapel (Audio CD)
This is the recording where Slayer really came into their own, each song is great...Aggressive perfector is a great way of seeing the bands early influences, and the other 3, Captor of Sin being my personal favourate, are as totally awesome today as they were when this EP came out...
Any true Slayer fan or general thrash fan should own this...The price is definetly worth it...

Winds of Creation
Winds of Creation
Price: £9.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome debut..., 9 Feb. 2002
This review is from: Winds of Creation (Audio CD)
I had heard so much about this album and i didn't even listen to a track, i just bought it...To say i was blown away would be a huge understatement!
This is techincal, complex death metal at its best, shifitng from hyper speed riffing and all out blast beats. Into slow slugging riffs with double bass drums slamming like machine guns...The vocals are amazing and the whole album is considering the age of these guys when they recorded this stuff in April '99...
Death metal fans go buy this now, thrash fans with an open mind should take a look too...

Divine Intervention
Divine Intervention
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good, 27 Jan. 2002
This review is from: Divine Intervention (Audio CD)
While this is not Hell Awaits or Reign in Blood, it is still most definetly Slayer...
Everyone is great on this and the drum work from Paul Bostaph is simply breath-taking at times (Killing Fields)
The best tracks are Killing Fields, Dittohead, Serenity in Muder and Mind Control...
Any thrash fans should consider this, and any Slayer fan should own it anyway!

Slowly We Rot (Reissue)
Slowly We Rot (Reissue)

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome old school death metal..., 11 Jan. 2002
This review is from: Slowly We Rot (Reissue) (Audio CD)
Oh yeah!
This truly is awesome, from the eerie intro and frantic riffing of internal bleeding to the slow sludginess of the title track...This album is one of the albums that kick started death metal...
The guitar and bass work is brilliant. The Drumming is superb...And John Tardy's vocals are even better! He just sounds in-human he is so ferocious!
Any death metal fans should own this...And with it being early DM it is more thrashy and less blast-beat orientated so thrash fans should take a look too!

Live Undead
Live Undead
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £16.69

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad at all..., 26 Dec. 2001
This review is from: Live Undead (Audio CD)
Well this is a fine live album on its own with great performances from all...Tom's screaming is very impressive too!
I have the version with the Haunting The Chapel EP on it too, which is a great bonus as you get 4 great studio tracks...
Slayer fans should definetly pick this up as it is a great snap shot of the early Slayer live show...Casual fans should steer clear.

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