Evil Chuck and Mean Gene strike again
with an album that leaves their rivals pretty old and deathly pale.
Yes! "Symbolic" exactly is the record that Pestilence should better
have recorded instead of "Spheres", Atheïst always wanted to
record, and Anacrusis (alas) can't record anymore. This matured
silverware is one of the best synthesis of heavy and melodic music,
and leaves several bands like Dark Angel, Psychotic Waltz, Toxik,
Hexenhaus and the old Kreator something to think about.
Technically speaking, the band
can easily compete with Megadeth and associates. Whoever thinks
I'm speaking about the lack of brutality should carefully grab
his head, clean their ears from unworhty filth of the last few
months and adjust to receive. Neither Pantera nor Biohazard, nor
Obituary can match with this technical perfect document. It is
superfluous to give any playtips, because "Symbolic" has something
of everything and stays first class all the way. Bolt Thrower's
output was, because of it being non compromising brute and very
enchanting consequently, merely a warning of the run aground in
the swamp of no imagination frigate death metal, but it's owed
to "Symbolic" that the shaken genre ship is steaming ahead again
on full force towards new perspectives.
An awesome, timeless good and guiding
piece of work with which everything in the future has to be compared
with. Subjectively even the best DEATH album anyway. Whenever
Chuckie reads these lines: with the following tour we want to
hear the complete album and the immortal classics of the "Infernal
Death" tapes. Thank you.