Review Summary: Lies.
As you all know, Terrorizer
is a deeply underground music band that formed in 1987, arguably the most kvlt year of the 80s. Their intriguing combination of death metal bordering on crust would later lay the foundations of another extreme metal genre known as grindcore. And this is where things get ugly. This is where it all comes crashing down. Ugh.
is, for lack of a better word, bad. Sure, it had all the aspects that would later define the heydays of grindcore, but World Downfall
as a whole never goes beyond its impactfulness. Released in a period of time when riffs were everything, World Downfall
brings fast, relentless and at times highly technical riffs. But the riffs themselves don't make an album (let alone a grindcore album) and World Downfall
suffers from the lack of substance built around them
. The first few songs are tolerable in the sense that you're waiting for something to happen, yet nothing ever comes. Its just 30 minutes of nonstop brutality pillaging your ipod earphones without so much as a tiny buildup, solo or climax. There is no purpose to be found here. Sure, the riffs sound
great but when you have bands like Me and Him Call it Us who managed to twist the primitive nature of grindcore into a blossoming, imploding beauty, they quickly get lost in your head. The bass is nonexistent but what did you expect from a guy who hasn't probably even heard Primus. Similarly, the drums are heavy and ever-blasting but coupled with the directionless riffs they lose any credibility. Where is the passion? Where is the lyrical prowess of bands like Pig Destroyer? Where is the epicness of Nasum and the emotional saturation of Discordance Axis? What World Downfall
offers instead is an empty, uninspired look at the 80s extreme metal scene.
Overall, if you're looking to get into the genre, World Downfall
is an album to be avoided unless you want to experience all the pitfalls of the music of the 80s. Initially intriguing, World Downfall
ultimately offers nothing of value. I gain no deeper knowledge about myself. This review has meant nothing.