Desekrator
Metal for Demons


2.5
average

Review

by onlyhuman USER (17 Reviews)
October 31st, 2012 | 12 replies


Release Date: 1998 | Tracklist

Review Summary: What the hell is this.

Norway isn't a country known for thrash, instead being more famous for Viking metal, black metal and death metal. However, there is one band there that truly stands out as being rather awesome, and that is Desekrator. Their 1998 album, Metal For Demons is a surprisingly good album that combines a wide range of vocal styles with some decent guitar riffs, killer leads, a strong drummer and some rather lo-fi production. This album has somewhat of a black metal feel to it, whilst having the drumming and guitar work of thrash, and the opening track sounding almost like early Judas Priest.

The vocal work on here is fairly diverse, with their being numerous styles showcased throughout. Texas Joe has a very stereotypical American country accent to it, which never fails to amuse me given that the band is Norwegian. The title track has a Screaming For Vengeance-era Rob Halford vocal delivery to it, and many of the other tracks have some black metal vocals. This is one of the real strengths of the album. The drumming is also varied enough, with the slower bands being creative enough, and the faster beats being clearly Venom influenced. The guitar work is the strength of this album, however, with some of the leads being extremely well done, especially the one that signals for the start of the second half of Texas Joe and the lead work to Aphice. The riff work is nothing too special, but gets its job done, taking the listener on a journey.

The main weakness of this album is that the band do not know how to get their songs from A to B, leaving great gaping holes in the middle of their songs where they stop playing altogether. This gives the album a very amateur, disjointed feel to it and takes away from the obvious prowess possessed by the members of the band. The transitions in the songs are just too poorly written to have any real sense of integrity.

This album is a decent enough album, without doing anything too special. The lead work is outstanding, but the transitions detract too much from the album for it to ever threaten the heavy hitters. This is also a band that is suffering from an identity crisis, with some songs being pure black metal, but some being thrashing numbers, to the point it is a debate as to which category this band fits into.



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Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 31st 2012


19959 Comments


damn another thrash band lol nice.

noticed something in the second paragraph you said "the drumming is also varied enough, with the slower bands being creative enough" don't think you meant to say bands.

good review though short and sweet pos

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 31st 2012


6222 Comments


Please wait until your previous review gets off the main page and then post your next one, in order to allow the maximum exposure of others' reviews.

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onlyhuman
October 31st 2012


83 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Fuck yeah thats true, Aaron shit shudda noticed that. Figured that this needed a review but wasnt sure bout whether the review was good enough.

ViperAces
October 31st 2012


12481 Comments


Dont listen to Voivod, hes just all mad cuz you bumped his rev down;)

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 31st 2012


19959 Comments


I get where Voivod is coming from though, I mean shit I just reviewed Torture and it's already off the homepage never too be seen again!

onlyhuman
October 31st 2012


83 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I can see where Voivod is coming from aswell. And yeah lol bare man have been putting bare reviews up Aaron bro

ViperAces
October 31st 2012


12481 Comments


NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNN
NIGHT PEEOOPPLLEE

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 31st 2012


19959 Comments


what you mean bare reviews?

and yeah i don't know if it's just bad timing or what but i swear my reviews are never on the home page for very long ;P



onlyhuman
October 31st 2012


83 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"bare reviews"-lots of reviews. english slang

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 31st 2012


19959 Comments


ah, did not know this and yeah but i've slowed down a bit. maybe i'll retire soon like menawati.

onlyhuman
October 31st 2012


83 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

no i was referring to the fact that theres lots of reviews posted lol!!!! YOU need to hurry up and get more reviews up my friend!

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 31st 2012


19959 Comments


Dude i work 40 hours a week lol it's amazing I even find the time to review as much as I do : P



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