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The Berzerker is an "industrial death metal" band out of Melbourne, Australia. Their sound combines the vocals and tempo of a Death Metal band, with a drum machine and fuzzy sound guitars of industrial metal. All in all World Of Lies
is a long journey through a muddy mess of an album.
Luke Kenny- Vocals/drum programming/synths
Ed Lacey - Guitar/bass
Jay - Guitar/bass
Adrian Naudi - Guitar/bass
Sam Bean - Guitar/bass
The third album by The Berzerker, World of Lies
, was sppost to be “Heavier than before” with “No more masks”. Well, they got both of those right, it is heavyer, and they lost the lame masks, but what happened to a little varaition? And how do I expect to remember any of these songs? World of Lies
starts out with…I don’t know. It could be any of the 13 tracks. They all sound completely alike. Follow the same formula. Have the same guitar tone. Have the same sounding riffs. It is really very boring. There is one track that grabbed my attantion from the start though. That is Never Hated More
. This song brought this album up from a 1 to a 2 in my eyes. The drum machine is punchyer, the guitars are stronger, the vocals range from a synthesized death grunt to a shaky black metal yelp. The interlude halfway through the song is litterd with inhumanly fast drum beats and the main guitar riff is crushing. The “double bass” complements to song very well, while it is not too much and can barly be heard until it is desired. It kind of sounds like a maritan’s computer generated death metal song. Its actually very good.
Outside of Never Hated More
, there arent many other things I can pick out that I like or can distinguish from any thing else. Free Yourself
has some memerable parts such as the cranking guitars, but it really is just the same as every other track on here. The samples at the beginning of every song are quite annyoing and after one or two songs, your saying to yourself “Please shut the f*** up
”. The whole industrial death metal idea, I think is stupid any way, because what death metal is and stands on, is musicanship and how can we hear any of it over the electronic death metal dance beats? From start to finish World of Lies
is very boring and unimaginitve.
One more thing i actually liked about this album going back and listening to it, was Farewell
. The real drum sound really makes it a much better song. Too bad it was at the end and by the time you make it to the last song, your sick of the album! Along with Never Hated More
, this would be the only other song off this album I would purchase, except for the fact that its 20 minutes long and itunes makes you buy the whole album to get it. Its combination of slower emotional guitar riffs and spacy background make it a deep cutting track and goes back to what The Berzerker used to play. It is worth listening to the whole thing however, so do so if you ever get the chance. Amazing song that pulls this album down from the dumps...if you can make it to it. The light at the end of the long, boring tunnell.
Never Hated More
Farewell if you want a long listen
… I like Never Hated More
Not Much of any attampt to diversify anything
Somewhat annoying sound to the drum machine
Final Track is 20 freekin’ Minutes long!
Your better off passing this one off for any of their earlier releases