Severe Torture
Fall Of The Despised


3.0
good

Review

by lospokey USER (8 Reviews)
August 9th, 2007 | 12 replies


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Brutal Death Metal album from a above average band!

Severe Torture are a 5 piece Death Metal band hailing from the Netherlands.

Severe Torture consists of:

Dennis - Vocals
Thijs - Guitar
Marvin - Guitar
Patrick - Bass
Seth - Drums

On the cover of this album was a sticker that compared this "Fall Of The Despised" to Cannibal Corpse' masterpiece "Tomb of The Mutilated", now I know that record labels have to have something to draw attention to their albums, and admittedly that sticker definetely caught my attention. But comparing it to a classic makes it a difficult task for any band, including Severe Torture, a above average Death Metal band to live up to.

"Fall Of The Despised" kicks off the frantically paced "Endless Strain Of Cadavers" which sounds like a song that Cannibal Corpse decided not to use. Now don;t get me wrong it is a very well put together track, with a very well performed guitar solo close to the end, but their is a line between being influenced by a band, and ripping them off, and Severe Torture are very close to crossing over that line. This track basically lets you know what the entire album is going to be like. Not saying "Fall Of The Despised" is a bad album, it's just been done before way to many times.

The sticker was correct, this album does remind me of "Tomb Of The Mutilated", seeing as the guitars are unrelentless almost all the way through, blisteringly heavy, and technical. Dennis' vocals remind me alot of Chris Barnes, just extermely low growls, but he does mix it up by using a scream that reminds of the vocals you hear on cro-mag albums, strange but it fits. Seth, pounds the drums with technical precision, showing that he could definetley show up some of the big name drummers in the Death Metal genre. The bass is there, not the best bass playing but follows the gutiar well, I was hoping to be able to hear the bass performance a little better, I hope it is in the mix more next album!!!!

Overall this is a very solid album having its stand out tracks, those being "Sawn Off", Uncoditional Annihilation", "Impulsive Mutilation", and "Dead From The Waist Up".Quite a few pros in this album, those being, every one puts on a very good performance, guitar parts are very well up together, and good production. Cons: more bass, vocals lower in the mix, they seem to drown out most of the other instruments.



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Confessed2005
August 9th 2007


3314 Comments


Short review but very good. A couple of minor grammatical and spelling errors and such but not bad.

I might check these guys out, they sound like run of the mill brutal death metal. Might be worth a look.

lospokey
August 9th 2007


87 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Thanks for the positive comment, sort of rushed through it. I'll take more time on my next reviews!

Bfhurricane
August 9th 2007


6197 Comments


Please take more time with your next reviews, this is looks like it was extremely rushed. Standard death metal bores me, with low grunts and uninspired riffing, so very few DM acts catch my attention. But anyways, next time try to dissect the album a little more.

Underneath the album picture there's a link that says "Buy from $124.97." This could be a little expensive for me...

Edit: ^That link leads to a "Handel Box Set," for the masses of you who love his music :thumb:This Message Edited On 08.09.07

Cravinov13
August 9th 2007


3854 Comments


sounds kinda meh.

Brain Dead
August 9th 2007


1150 Comments


I pos'd you.
It's nice to have people who review these types of albums, because not many other people do and I don't really want to have to wade through shit and find the good albums myself.

CoRpSeSlAyEr
August 9th 2007


855 Comments


Someone finally does a review of this band. I had to add Severe Torture a while ago because nobody had even created a page for them. This is their worst album, but a very good band. Misanthropic Carnage and Feasting on Blood both kick so much ass. Very average album, except for, Unconditional Annihilation. That's such an amazing song.

lospokey
August 10th 2007


87 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

thnks for the advice BF...I'll work on it.

lospokey
August 10th 2007


87 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

thanks for the vote brain dead!!

Bleak123
September 18th 2008


1902 Comments


Pretty entertaining album in all honesty.

Anthracks
December 31st 2008


3742 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I like this, especially the drumming for some reason and also I can hear the bass nearly perfectly

Digging: Perfume Genius - Too Bright

ultradevilgod
August 13th 2010


231 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

A good brutal death metal, the drummer is a beast!

crsini
December 29th 2010


93 Comments


disgustingly underrated band



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