Asphyx
The Rack


4.0
excellent

Review

by KILL USER (57 Reviews)
January 27th, 2012 | 86 replies | 5,231 views


Release Date: 1991 | Tracklist

Review Summary: martin van drunen, bitch

8 of 9 thought this review was well written

Oh man this is a good one. Featuring van fuckin DRUNEN formally of Pestilence, the album hits hard. The first song The Quest Of Absurdity is some crazy sci-fi sounding music, like it would fit well in Langoliers. The 2nd song accurately titled VERMIN is where the real *** comes in. Never have i heard such brutal and true production. it like being kicked in the head with a clog. As you will soon notice the vocals are easily the best part of the album, Drunen really knows how to sing with passion, he really sounds like hes in agony, like being forced to listen to la dispute. The title track really stands out as its long as ***, dooms hard and rules. Honestly its hard talking about the tracks individually because they all sound pretty much the same, but they all rule so its not like thats a bad thing. I call it the Bolt Thrower syndrome. The album is just so damn consistent, it never lets up. The riffs are filled with meaning and thought, like you can tell these guys meant what they were playing, not like these new fag stabwound bands. Bass wise its pretty gay, mostly inaudible which sucks because Drunen can slap the bass hard. The guitars are razor sharp and there are riffs that last for a long time, not quite everlasting but close. The drums are ok but lack fist in some places. Although this album is death metal, doom is also injected into the mix. This makes for a filthy cunt of an album that not only punches you in the kisser, but kicks your dick too.

If you like death metal or death/doom then get this album, well you probably already have it but if you dont then get on it. The riffs slay, the vocals are disgusting and the album rules and is overall, Asphyx's best album.



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KILL
January 26th 2012



67082 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

tired as fuck but this needed a review so bad

feel free to neg!

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
January 26th 2012



17343 Comments


fuckin rules hard

Digging: Monolake - Interstate

KILL
January 26th 2012



67082 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

sup bro

ValeriusTheImmortal
January 26th 2012



1237 Comments


boring death metal, just passable

KILL
January 26th 2012



67082 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

do you even know how to doom

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
January 26th 2012



17343 Comments


martni van drunen and the dude from obituary are my favorite dm vocals i think

KILL
January 26th 2012



67082 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

same for me prob, and chuck

the dude from agony also rules

bloc
January 26th 2012



34499 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Riffs hard

Digging: He Is Legend - I Am Hollywood

CaptainDooRight
January 26th 2012



26444 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

F 'uck yeah kill!

Digging: Deniro Farrar - The Patriarch II

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
January 26th 2012



17343 Comments


agony as in apocalyptic dawning agony?

seedofnothing
January 26th 2012



3425 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I wanna say I've heard this but don't remember so I'll def check, good rev tho.

KILL
January 26th 2012



67082 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

yea, he even does a tardy impression on the title track

ShadowRemains
January 26th 2012



19440 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

how did this not have a review...

KILL
January 26th 2012



67082 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

i know right shadow

couldnt believe malleus maleficarum didnt have a review either

ValeriusTheImmortal
January 26th 2012



1237 Comments


"I wanna say I've heard this but don't remember so I'll def check, good rev tho."

even after youve heard it you wont remember it



ShadowRemains
January 26th 2012



19440 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
January 26th 2012



17343 Comments


RAVEN BRO CHILL THE FUCK OUT

ValeriusTheImmortal
January 26th 2012



1237 Comments


lol

KILL
January 26th 2012



67082 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

but yea this has more than 5 votes valerius wont dig it

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
January 26th 2012



17343 Comments


fade wannabe



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