Seges Findere
Genocidal Offensive


4.0
excellent

Review

by RATCHET SKANK 777 USER (203 Reviews)
July 23rd, 2012 | 13 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Move over Prussian Blue, the catchiest White Power album of all time belongs to Seges Findere

My favorite extreme metal releases from 2012 has come from bands that I had not heard prior to these recent albums. The more established acts I know (ARTS, Grinning Death's Head, Drudkh, Ash Pool) have put out some quality releases this year but it's the new blood I've discovered (Kaevum, Crusader No Remorse, Seges Findere) who's truly dominating the boards. It's the new blood who's going ham and putting out some aesthetically impressive, hard-hitting, dynamic extreme metal. Seges Findere will be the band that I will write about today although technically they aren't that new of a band.

Forming in South America around 1999, these Brazilian hate-mongers have been spewing bestial blackened death metal for more than a decade. Themes of war, death, Satan, antisemitism, and Aryan pride have influenced their sound both musically and lyrically with various sound samples and marching drum beats added on to enhance their sound. Many people will not tolerate the NSBM tag of Seges Findere simply because they are ***heads. Anybody who truly appreciates black and death metal will enjoy this because it's a powerful and dynamic record that seamlessly blends the two genres together.

The music of "Genocidal Offensive" is catchier than it has the right to be. Massive, lumbering riffs tower above you, inspiring you to both nod your head and stitch a totenkopf on your sleeve. The rhythmic approach of the guitars give the music a "battle cry" like quality that only certain bands like Bathory,Vreid and Unleashed can muster. The riffs make you want to fight some people, particularly those who you do not like. The guitars are powerful and forceful, although mostly used for chugging they set the tone of the record and give off a prideful, defiant spirit. Random sound clips including but not limited to machine gun bursts, animal squealing and distant airplane sounds give some theatrical flair to the music. Some will find this interesting and others I'm sure will find it pretentious. I don't care either way because it doesn't add on or detract from the music.

Vocals are very musky and compliment the aggressive music very well. Most of the time they are mid range death growls that sacrifice intelligibility for atmosphere but they at times can pick up and become more violent if they need to. The vocals are hard to decipher, masking the malicious lyrics and intent behind them which should inspire those said ***heads who can't tolerate racism in metal to give this a chance.

The rhythm section is pretty impressive even if the drums tend to dominate the mixing. The drumming patterns are loud and aggressive, alternating between slow/fast tempos with marching sequences thrown in for good measure. Bass is swallowed up by the drumming and the guitars but it's presence can be heard from time to time.

The songwriting on this album is pretty straight forward yet pretty engaging for blackened death metal. Every song has it's memorability factor as the steady riff supply, sample usage and dusty growls keeps the music interesting and heavy. My only complaints with the record is that more black metal influence wasn't incorporated. Whether it be more tremolo picking or high pitched screams, I would have loved to hear more "blackened" ideas being expanded upon. I'd also like to hear the production toned down a little. Scale back the drumming a bit and make the sound a bit rawer and this would be perfect to my ears.



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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
July 23rd 2012


18524 Comments


nazi satan 666

Digging: Objekt - Flatland

CaptainDooRight
July 23rd 2012


29442 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

do that thang baby

Digging: Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta III ? Saturnian Poetry

BallsToTheWall
July 23rd 2012


44482 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Glad I have a few days time to catch up. Still got the new Coffins, Avenger, Hellvetron and more albums to sift through.

Digging: Tove Lo - Queen of the Clouds

CaptainDooRight
July 23rd 2012


29442 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sift for that gold baby

D41V30N
July 23rd 2012


949 Comments


shit, this is good

MO
July 23rd 2012


18775 Comments


sweet

BallsToTheWall
July 23rd 2012


44482 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

SOME GROOVY SHIT DAWG.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
July 23rd 2012


16410 Comments


dude you're on a roll with nsbm i like it i like it

Digging: Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta III ? Saturnian Poetry

BallsToTheWall
July 23rd 2012


44482 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
July 23rd 2012


16410 Comments


krieg m/m/m/m/m/m/m/

i like the intro to shalomicide

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
July 23rd 2012


1997 Comments


"Shalomicide."

lol.

D41V30N
July 24th 2012


949 Comments


dayung the names of those songs

CaptainDooRight
July 26th 2012


29442 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

music is good, bass sucks



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