Killer album that any death metal fan should own, death metal at its best. After a masterpiece debut, which is also a must have, comes another one a bit better. It starts with short intro and then enters with full blast all the way. The album is short, 34 minutes which is good, very memorable, all killers no fillers. The album is flawless, anything in here sound perfect and mind blowing, vocals on top notch. Top Tracks: ‘Slaughter of Innocence’, ‘No Flesh Shall be Spared’, and ‘Eve of the Apocalypse’. No death metal fan can dislike it, can listen to it in loops, great definition for the genre. Should be on any death metal fan collection among with the debut ‘The Ten Commandments’.
Retribution is Malevolent Creation at their best... Of course, I'm sure many people will disagree with me on account of their first album The Ten Commandments, however, although that album is top notch I find that Brett Hoffman's vocals on this effort are much better, more guttural, less "thrashy" and simply more brutal! The songs are powerful and aggressive and the guitar riffs are memorable (Rob Barrett would later leave to play with Cannibal Corpse). Being an album from 1992 there aren't blast beats from beginning to end like most death metal acts these days (or Malevolent Creation's recent stuff for that matter...), but then, that's what makes this album so good. The way the songs flow from one to another, the variety in song structure and Brett Hoffman's great vocals (which allow you to make out and consequently "sing" along with like on outstanding tracks like Slaughter of Innocence and Coronation of our Domain). This is the kind of album that you can listen to over and over, keep for years and years (like I have) and always enjoy it as much as the first time simply because it's that good.
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9 songs of pure shouty aggressive proper metal from the good ol days when real metallers had long hair and smelled a bit funny.There isn't a bad song on this whole album. If you like your metal big and fat and haven't heard this before , go buy it.