Adramelech
Psychostasia


4.5
superb

Review

by Hawks USER (71 Reviews)
March 12th, 2012 | 284 replies


Release Date: 1996 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Finland rules.

As most of us know, the death metal scene in the 90's, specifically the early 90's, was pretty amazing. There were plenty of classics to come out of it and it's often hard to put your finger on which one was the best. With that being said, Adramelech's debut album Psychostasia is without a doubt in the top 25 death metal albums ever made, making it yet another classic death metal album to come out of Finland. I don't know what the hell they put in the water over there, but Finland has always been the premier area for producing death metal and it remains that way even today.

Psychostasia has a very interesting style of production to it. It obviously has the feeling of old-school death metal with the muddy production, but it also adds a new flavor to what was going on back then. You'll hear a, for lack of a better term, "cosmic" sound to it. Listen about 2 and a half minutes into Heroes in Godly Blaze and you'll know what I mean by that. There's a certain echoing to the riffs and it gives off that kind of vibe. Oh and speaking of riffs, there's plenty of them. If you were to listen to one death metal album for the rest of your life that riffs harder than the rest of them, this album would definitely be in the running. Once again, it must be a Finnish thing because Finnish death metal bands riff harder than any other bands in the genre while still keeping a certain sense of melody to make them memorable. The vocals here are pretty top notch as well. Think of the "burping" vocals of Demilich, just not as hardcore. It's more of a grunt/burping sound instead of a full on belch. Either way, they rule.

Fans of the death metal genre need this album, no question about it. Then again, if you're a real death metal fan then you probably already have/worship this album, so you have nothing to worry about. If you don't have it, then stop being a vagina, take your tampon out, and listen to it already and riff hard. m/



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Hawks
March 12th 2012


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Bring on the negs!

Can't believe this didn't have a review already.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 12th 2012


18858 Comments


fucking




yes

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Hawks
March 12th 2012


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

GOT A NEG ALREADY FUCK YEAH. M/

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 12th 2012


18858 Comments


by none other than progmaster id consider it a compliment

Hawks
March 12th 2012


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Progmaster's a bitch he doesn't know how to dm.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 12th 2012


18858 Comments


hes a fucking faggot this doesnt read like a kill review at all it reads like a hawks review what a cunt

Hawks
March 12th 2012


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Love you Hype fuck da haterz.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 12th 2012


18858 Comments


hawks4life stay trve

Hawks
March 12th 2012


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Of course. m/ m/ m/

CaptainDooRight
March 12th 2012


30239 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

m/




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Hawks
March 12th 2012


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Captain knows what's up.

Vesper
March 12th 2012


3085 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'll keep my vagina and riff harder than 99% of this site, thank you very much.

Hawks
March 12th 2012


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Dammit Vesper you know what I meant!

Inveigh
March 12th 2012


25097 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

just d/l this over the weekend on Hyp's recommendation, haven't jammed it yet though.

nice review Hawks m/

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Hawks
March 12th 2012


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

You'll love it bud. Thanks. m/

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
March 12th 2012


16466 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

second best finnish dm album

KILL
March 12th 2012


72085 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dont know what you mean by that prog lol, vesper you are gay

sweet review hawks you described the riffs in perfect detail the riffs never stop m/

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Hawks
March 12th 2012


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thanks KILL. Riffs so hard. m/

Adabelle
March 12th 2012


4258 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

stop being a vagina

Hawks
March 12th 2012


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

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