Terrorizer
World Downfall


5.0
classic

Review

by The Bone Zone USER (2 Reviews)
April 14th, 2009 | 221 replies | 21,988 views


Release Date: 1989 | Tracklist


10 of 10 thought this review was well written

Right from the beginning, grindcore was always about brutal riffs, scary-fast tempos and sickening harsh vocals. Much of these characteristics came from crust and hardcore punk, but bands like Napalm Death and Repulsion pumped those genres up with steroids and played loud as fuck, much to the chagrin of parents everywhere. It was the perfect music for the Reagan era, but just as the world changed at the end of the decade, so did the genre; many bands slowly began to infuse death metal, thrash, and noise into their grinding onslaught. Some purists considered these changes to be the result of bandwagonning and selling out, but there was at least one great thing to come out of this period: Terrorizer's World Downfall.

Composed of members Nausea and Morbid Angel, Terrorizer began working out the kinks on some rehearsal demos before releasing their 1989 debut. Jesse Pintado's guitar work is simple but effective, utilizing typical tremolo picking and power chords to amass a wall of sound. His playing is surprisingly clean and tight (which goes for the rest of the band), showing that Terrorizer were far more advanced than their peers. What may be the main draw for this album, however, is Pete Sandoval. His drumming on World Downfall is nothing but beastly; he compliments the riffs instead of trying to overpower them, blasting with a precision unmatched by most drummers, and without triggers. Got that, Marco?

Engineered by the legendary Scott Burns (who also worked on the best grindcore album ever, Misery Index), World Downfall is chaulk-full of amazing songs, sixteen to be exact. From theinitial double bass hits of "After World Oblieration" to the fade out of "World Downfall," the listener is barraged with images of corporate greed, nuclear war, zombies, and possibly your own sterility. Such themes (as typical as they may be) work well with the vicious riffing and Oscar Garcia's low grunts. "Dead Shall Rise" is the relentless highlight, never letting up in brutality and pace. Resisting to throw up the horns or claws to lyrics like "THE DEAD SHALL RISE FROM THE GRAVE TO DESTROY ALL MANKIND" is futile. Just try not to, you pansy. Much of World Downfall's appeal lies in its consistency; you won't find a single weak riff, bum note, or botched drum hit anywhere on this album. It's an inalienable classic. Fuck off.


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karina
April 14th 2009



165 Comments


short lame not very descriptive review

you should already have this album anyway

kingsoby1
Emeritus
April 14th 2009



4950 Comments


im at the mall ur not here

if these is kinda like early napalm death, but not as funny sounding, i'll probably like it

karina
April 14th 2009



165 Comments


this is like early napalm death but with good riffs and good production and other things that aren't bad

Tits McGee
April 14th 2009



1876 Comments


fuck i've never listened to this

i gotta change that

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
April 14th 2009



17920 Comments


nNICER dicer

karina
April 14th 2009



165 Comments


slays for days

NortherlyNanook
April 14th 2009



1285 Comments


well okay

joshuatree
Emeritus
April 14th 2009



3743 Comments


oh jeez

karina
April 14th 2009



165 Comments


give em the hoosier bruiser

joshuatree
Emeritus
April 14th 2009



3743 Comments


always dependable

BallsToTheWall
April 14th 2009



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sLAYS FOR DAYS.

karina
April 14th 2009



165 Comments


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BallsToTheWall
April 14th 2009



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I just realized this didn't have a review until now. Good work and yeah, it's good enough to raise a point and a half higher.

illmitch
April 14th 2009



5429 Comments


this album is badass as hell i need to listen to it more

Wizard
April 14th 2009



19304 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

From theinitial double bass hits

*the initial

I would say what you did in you're first comment, but you obviously beat me to the chase hahaha. However, for reviewing a classic, I give a pos'!

Oh, and Assuck fucking rule hard!This Message Edited On 04.14.09

Digging: Downer - Downer

karina
April 14th 2009



165 Comments


no it's definitely theinitial, sorry

Wizard
April 14th 2009



19304 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I've never seen it spelled together like that, but whatever you say.....

karina
April 14th 2009



165 Comments


welcome to america

Lunarfall
April 14th 2009



3179 Comments


i spell it as "GAY"

Wizard
April 14th 2009



19304 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Canadian eh?



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