Review Summary: Redcryformiles
Death metal yada yada the usual shpiel. A sentence about how it’s inconsistent, a sentence about how it’s ruined by breakdowns nowadays, a sentence about how the old school style was and always will be better. Despite their incredible pretense, one of them is right. You know which one it is? It’s the last one. Because it’s always right. Screw hyperbole, there isn’t a single death release in the last 10 years that comes even a single dickery close to how good the releases of the decade before it were. This rule holds true so often, I invented a word to describe it.
So what can you expect? If you’re like me, you’ll expect a ton of riffs, hundreds of them, thousands. If you’re a smurf gargling tool, you’ll expect some juns and brees and dwees and joos, and they’re not coming. They’re never coming. Just old school riffing with a little grindy flair (not much) that you come to expect and love if you’re not, again, a smurf gargling tool. They’re fast, intense, groovy, and they sound like your house is falling on your face. Twice. The riffs actually break gravity and physics and generally give Einstein and Newton the finger because they deserve it. If only they had listened to more metal, like Franklin. The drumming is intense, the vocals shriek and growelly and generally completely awesome. The sound is that perfect old school sound, that whirring, driving sound that sounds like a million razor blades slicing through your eyes or another cool thing. And stuff. It explodes, destroys, it sounds like sharks exploding out of your mouth and then exploding again, because sharks are made of explosions. Literally. Everything is exactly as it should sound; it isn’t overly loud like death metal today, it isn’t focused on the broots; it’s only focus is to blow your ***ing mind. With awesome.
The release follows in the path of a lot of the groups active around its time, such as Monstrosity, Malevolent Creation, Death, and others. It rips, it tears, it destroys. It slays. Possibly for days. But possibly not. The only way you’re going to know is if you go buy (download hurr durr) it right now. It is an essential old school osdm release .Also, happy birthday to Adam Thomas, whose constant dickery (see what I did there?) led me to listen to this. More accurately, he whined at me until I did. Happy 24th Redsky.