Here we are! Death metal gods are
back! DEATH, MORBID ANGEL, DISMEMBER and UNLEASHED parade on GRIND
ZONE's forestage, and backstage ANATHEMA, STORM, ABSU and FESTER
are getting ready. Here they are!
Applauses for everybody
The opening of this month
couldn't be dedicated to others but them, the two death metal
giants that long since divided audiences and critics: DEATH and
MORBID ANGEL. About the first ones, the critics agree, the audience
lately is snubbing them a bit too much
What DEATH have achieved
with the sixth album 'Symbolic,' the technical and song-writing
level reached by 'Evil' Chuck and co., is simply sensational.
So much so that they make me think what could happen some day
if DEATH decided to do the heavy-progressive experience
Bands like FATES WARNING and DREAM THEATER should be worrying
and, very probably, make room for a new 'primadonna'! But, as
ours don't seem wanting to get more 'commercial', enjoy this amazing
and rare example of 18 carat death metal!
It begins with 'Symbolic'
and it seems as if the sound has become more compact, sharper:
Chuck's vocals on one hand have lost the guttural side that characterized
it for years, on the other hand gained more aggression and ferocity.
Gene Hoglan's drumming is super-intricate and unpredictable as
ever and the new entries, Kelly Conlon on bass and Bobby Koelble
on guitar, don't make me regret the absence of the former musicians.
The next tracks underline how DEATH have saved their trademark,
though leaving room for new arrangements with a more stressed
harmony ('Crystal Mountain' is the most shining example). In 'Symbolic'
there are no defects, everything seems to have been perfectly
Will this one be the right one that the large audience,
after having praised SEPULTURA and PANTERA, will notice?
VOTE: 6 / 6