Brutality
Screams of Anguish


4.5
superb

Review

by John Anderton USER (27 Reviews)
June 3rd, 2010 | 516 replies | 21,153 views


Release Date: 1993 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Redcryformiles

5 of 8 thought this review was well written

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.
Dickery.

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.



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SCREAM!
June 3rd 2010



9964 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

While well written, you could cut and paste this to just about any OSDM release. This doesn't feel like its actually written about the album but more giving a general description of OSDM in general.

Digging: Agalloch - The Serpent and the Sphere

combustion07
June 3rd 2010



5334 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Album is amazing

Essence
June 3rd 2010



3577 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i don't know the album doesn't do anything to distinguish itself from other osdm it's just really good osdm

Foxhound
June 3rd 2010



4570 Comments


review was awesome, about to look this up.

SCREAM!
June 3rd 2010



9964 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i found it generally more melodic than most OSDM. Also you couldve made a brief mention of the two instrumental tracks and maybe throw the band name in there somewhere.

Mordecai.
June 3rd 2010



8270 Comments


osdm

Ire
June 3rd 2010



41747 Comments


win

have a pos

Dryden
June 3rd 2010



12928 Comments


rarwarrwrararwraraarrarafafararara

Ire
June 3rd 2010



41747 Comments


that's waht adam duz

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
June 3rd 2010



16246 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

insane album

FadeToBlack
June 3rd 2010



10913 Comments


yep

I'm suprised you mentioned Malevolent Creation though, this takes a much larger leaf out of Suffocation's book

Athom
Staff Reviewer
June 3rd 2010



17196 Comments


23rd*

Essence
June 3rd 2010



3577 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

eh i was close
we'll just say it was a two year present

ShadowRemains
June 4th 2010



20230 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

nice review

album is sick, probably will bump to a 4.5 shortly

Dryden
June 4th 2010



12928 Comments


do it

ShadowRemains
June 4th 2010



20230 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

*changed

too fucking good

jingledeath
June 4th 2010



7104 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album is boners

ShadowRemains
June 4th 2010



20230 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

*just uploaded the other two Brutality albums to sputnik

Dryden
June 4th 2010



12928 Comments


niiice

ShadowRemains
June 4th 2010



20230 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

check 'em ouuuuut



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