Pestilence
Malleus Maleficarum


4.5
superb

Review

by KILL USER (57 Reviews)
January 8th, 2012 | 154 replies | 8,770 views


Release Date: 1988 | Tracklist

Review Summary: trve thrash

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Oh my god this kicks ass. This album never lets up, honestly theres not one moment i think hmm this needs to be more thrash, its pretty much constantly kicking balls. The only parts which arent thrash *** is the intro to Commandments and Osculum Infame, but theyre only short and evil sounding so who cares? soon enough its back to the thrash. The songs themselves follow the same formula throughout, thrash and never ***ing stop thrashing. Seriously is there even one dull moment in the whole album? Its just constant hard ***ing riffs and trems and i cant get enough of this ***. Guitarist Patrick Mameli, who later went on to front the band does a brilliant job on here. The riffs are legendary, the main riff of Parricide is probably the best riff ever made. The bass is kinda audible and pretty much follows the guitar, which isnt an easy feat so good job bass dude. He does have his time to shine on the intro Bacterial Surgery but even sid vicious could play that. The vocals are beautiful, you can hear the passion in his agonising screams. While they arent quite as vile as on the legendary Consuming Impulse its still ***in VAN DRUNEN. Also did i mention the riffs? The drums rule. They are fast and hard, he doesnt piss about wanking on the cymbals he just keeps it simple and does the job, which is thrashing, hard. Pestilence also added a small interlude titled Osculum Infame so you can take a breather which is nice of them, as soon as thats over though its back to ***ing business. The production is great and thats it. If i had to pick a favourite song it would be Chemo Therapy, the riffs are of course sweet and the solo rules. Also the lyrics are brutal and true. There are so many great moments so its hard to single them out. I guess the whole album is too damn consistent for that. Well the ending of Systematic Instruction is ***ing crazy, it sounds like hell is opening up or some ***. Other than that its just riff upon riff upon riff.

Do you like hard riffs&trems? do you like lyrics of truth? are you straight? then this is the album for you. The band later went on to fuck shit up with Death Metal but you already knew that. This is one of the best and most consistent thrash albums out there. Get it.



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SLAUGHTERDOZER
January 8th 2012



278 Comments


post

Restrikted
January 8th 2012



1889 Comments


this album is constantly kicking balls

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
January 8th 2012



16242 Comments


thrashes hard

Tyrael
January 8th 2012



20722 Comments


yea

pizzamachine
January 8th 2012



12571 Comments


"Oh my god this kicks ass."

Best first sentence ever?



SLAUGHTERDOZER
January 8th 2012



278 Comments


have you even heard this

MoosechriS
January 8th 2012



4768 Comments


Strap in and get thrashed fuck face!!!!

TheNotrap
January 8th 2012



7971 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Cool stuff.

KILL
January 8th 2012



70418 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

5 it bro

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AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
January 8th 2012



16134 Comments


Good shit, bro.

SLAUGHTERDOZER
January 8th 2012



278 Comments


classic album 3.5

Ire
January 8th 2012



41746 Comments


pos

Eunuch
January 8th 2012



1227 Comments


BEST THRASH ALBUM OF ALL TIME.

Yes, I said it.

Shuyin
January 8th 2012



11104 Comments


Do you like hard riffs&trems? do you like lyrics of truth? are you straight? then this is the album for you.

FUCKING POS

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seedofnothing
January 9th 2012



3425 Comments


m/





Tyrannic
January 9th 2012



3261 Comments


"Do you like hard riffs&trems? do you like lyrics of truth? are you straight? then this is the album for you."

oh my god this brings the lulz

m/

DarthMann
January 9th 2012



13476 Comments


kill you should be an author this is art

TheNotrap
January 9th 2012



7971 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

@Kill
Bro, my Pestilence jam is Testimony of the Ancients...But yes, their debut probably deserves a higher rating. Updated m/

@Sonic
Hahaha. My Turbo's rating is 4.



Horsehammer
January 9th 2012



550 Comments


THAT'S IT! KILL, you are my father.

Horsehammer
January 9th 2012



550 Comments


lol, glad i caught this before it left the home page, otherwise id've never been able to experience this raw masterpiece.



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