Massacra
Final Holocaust


4.0
excellent

Review

by sideburndude USER (2 Reviews)
December 28th, 2012 | 29 replies | 2,190 views


Release Date: 1990 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Ripping

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

Upon the close of the 1980s, the groundwork of extreme metal has already been set firmly within the soil of releases by Death, Possesed, Morbid Angel, and countless other thrash and early death metal bands. Many bands now released albums influenced by by these early pioneers and the ground was set for further development within the genre. One of these bands who realised their potential within extreme metal is Massacra, with their debut album, Final Holocaust.

The album opens up with an operatic sample which is rather surprising to hear immediately, but soon after this introduction ends we are introduced to what is the meat of the album; an endless barrage of savage riffs, punctuated by numerous tempo changes and a direct drum attack. Above this onslaught of guitar, lies the extremely aggressive and harsh vocals which retains more of a rasp than an all out growl, but still sounds heavy enough to match the guitars and bring them out. The drum performance is varied and powerful, it locks in with the guitars to create immense heaviness and it may occasionally wander, adding variety and depth. Unfortunately there is very little presence of bass guitar which may leave the guitars sounds fairly thin at times, but thankfully this does not alter the fantastic songwriting present which is the strongest point of the album. While the lyrics may be poor at times and the production sounds weak nothing can stop the ever pressing speed and thunder present in the whiplash inducing compositions, the riffs in Apocalyptic Warriors, Eternal Hate and The Day Of Massacra are especially strong and are examples of technical playing executed in an almost flawless manner. Melodies are present and are a strong point and again, written proficiently.

While this is not a very influential or experimental release, and it may not have many memorable or stand out moments, its quality is impossible to deny as a well executed death metal album that is still able to stand among other greats within the genre.


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sideburndude
December 27th 2012



2782 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

After about two and a half years as a user I finally decide to write a review
I don't consider myself a writer but this one needed a review
album rocked my socks

bloc
December 27th 2012



34669 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I've had this on my computer for a while but haven't heard it yet. Perhaps I will do now.

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ShadowRemains
December 27th 2012



20230 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

slays

Geadom
December 28th 2012



2810 Comments


Short review, but (somehow) informative, pos. This band is EXTREEEEEME, if i remember well. They is really brutal IIRC.

TheSpirit
December 28th 2012



17154 Comments


Good review mang! Always glad to see another user
who is a fan of the old school


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Madbutcher3
December 28th 2012



1081 Comments


Finally this got a review. great album.

Wizard
December 28th 2012



19210 Comments


Agreed with Spirit. Sometimes, an album of quality just needs a review to do it justice and doesn't need some hyperbolic dribble.

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Passname
December 28th 2012



301 Comments


This slays p hard. Doesn't sink in till multiple listens and attention to detail.

Hawks
December 28th 2012



34423 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's about time this got a review. Album rules.

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jesuslover46
December 28th 2012



578 Comments


excellent

CaptainDooRight
April 10th 2013



28321 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

lol one page of comments

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CaptainDooRight
April 11th 2013



28321 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

best live performance I've ever seen

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=related&v=h7GAxf-fqnQ


Eunuch
May 2nd 2013



1229 Comments


one page of comments [2]


Geadom
May 2nd 2013



2810 Comments


this band RIPS. I heard a couple albums a long time ago, prepare your ears for unadultered, FURIOUS raping thrash / death

Eunuch
May 2nd 2013



1229 Comments


This album is like a waterfall. But instead of a constant stream of water, it's a constant stream of mindbending riffs. A rifffall.

Hawks
May 2nd 2013



34423 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah.

KILL
May 2nd 2013



70573 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

ok

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DrHouseSchuldiner
May 2nd 2013



5643 Comments


Only Know massacre so ...

KILL
May 2nd 2013



70573 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5



DikkoZinner
July 10th 2013



2681 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

slays[2]



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