Exeloume
Fairytale of Perversion


3.0
good

Review

by B R A N D O N S C O T T USER (103 Reviews)
October 18th, 2011 | 16 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: FAIRYTALES FROM HELL

What saves Exeloume from complete anonymity are the brief flashes of brilliance they exhibit every now and then; not awful but nothing really noteworthy yet either, Exeloume at this point just blend in a little too much with their peers, but shouldn't stop you from keeping a close eye on this Norwegian unit -- there is undeniable potential underneath the standard death/thrash these guys are currently peddling. Between the well executed yet predictable riffs and sterile breakdowns, Fairytale of Perversion at times unveils a band that is capable of so much more.

One of the biggest hindrances on Fairytale of Perversion is that it seems Exeloume just couldn't avoid hitting every single pitfall seen plaguing most death/thrash these days; opening song "Blind Billions" which actually features some very interesting vocal/interplay and a great guitar solo is ultimately ruined by a boring song-structure, possessing that one token death/thrash breakdown every band has and an overall predictability that zaps almost all the excitement out of the song. While almost every song at one point or another displays at least one of these aforementioned issues, Fairytale of Perversion is redeemed severely thanks to some truly excellent sections and songs spread throughout the album. The band frequently shows some sort of interesting guitar/vocal teamwork ("Blind Billions, "Ignorance is Bliss", "Hellhole" etc...) and the two axemen of the group Andrè Ulriksen and Tom "Welhaven" Wahl consistently come up with some really awesome solos, whether it be the blues shred of "Psychopath" or "Faceless Childrens" more thoughtful leads.

While "Locus Ceruleus", "The Bitsa Maniac" and the aforementioned "Faceless Children" are the easily the best composed songs on Fairytale of Perversion, Exeloume's first forray into the international metal scene is still an overall success; sure the band still wears its sign of inexperience on its sleeve but with a bit more soul-searching these Norwegian death thrashers certainly have the potential to shift into something of a formidable force.



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TheSpirit
October 18th 2011


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I actually kinda really like this, I'm debating bumping the review rating.

FatChickIrl
October 18th 2011


4096 Comments


oh shit

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
October 18th 2011


16409 Comments


that album cover is hilariously bad

Digging: Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright in the End

Hawks
October 18th 2011


35838 Comments


This sounds kinda sweet.

TheSpirit
October 18th 2011


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i dont know, i kind of prefer it to the overtly serious album covers most thrash bands try to have these days

and yeah hawks you would probably dig this. it's still pretty good, they just have minor kinks to work out

craigy2
October 18th 2011


551 Comments


You need to break up those sentences, man. There are only 6 in the whole review. It makes it a nightmare to read.

KILL
October 19th 2011


71957 Comments


sweet cover gonna check

Digging: Exodus - Blood In, Blood Out

TheSpirit
October 19th 2011


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I don't really think it's that hard to read? As long as it's grammatically correct. And yes KILL you would probably dig some of this.

ToMMyMiL116
October 19th 2011


1474 Comments


this album cover is awesome. Reminds me of the 80s. What u think KILL? Throwback??

craigy2
October 19th 2011


551 Comments


Maybe "a nightmare to read" was too strong a phrase, but such long sentences reduce the review's clarity and make the writing less effective. It's certainly not a bad review by any means, but it could be a lot easier to read.

TheSpirit
October 19th 2011


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Hmm well I appreciate you looking it over and commenting on that, I'll try and switch it around a bit. Thanks!

ToMMyMiL116
October 20th 2011


1474 Comments


Spirit, whats the vocals like on this? Are they harsh or clean?

TheSpirit
October 24th 2011


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

They are harsh

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
December 11th 2011


7096 Comments


Felt this album sagged around the middle a bit

bloc
December 17th 2011


34919 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This ain't too shabby, surprised not too many ratings and views for this.

TheSpirit
December 18th 2011


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I am too kinda. Glad to see your rating.



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