Panzerchrist
Soul Collector


4.0
excellent

Review

by Dethtrasher USER (232 Reviews)
September 11th, 2006 | 6 replies | 3,121 views


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This band comes from Denmark, the band plays a blend between brutal melodic death-metal and fast and furious black-metal. This band is called Panzerchrist, this band has an incredible drummer and he is ranked as number one in the world when it comes to speed. This makes the album to a full frontal metal assault alongside deep growls and devilsh raspy shreiking. The band was created in 1993 in Denmark, the band uses lyrics based around war, the band has made yet five albums. The band is probably just another death-metal band to many people but this band did one odd but interesting thing, this review will be focusing on one album they made. The album is called Soul Collector and it is sung in German! Danish and German does sound pretty similar to each other though, if you are tired one the english language you might be interested in this band, if you like extreme metal that will say.

This album does not have any breaks, this will blast its way through your ears and bash your brain. This album is called Soul Collector and it was released in 2001. It has a very thick and heavy sound, catchy and deadly songs and classic vocal work. As I mentioned before, the band comes from Denmark but they sing totally in English in this album, there some English speaking at some moments in some of the songs but thats all. Make sure that you blast up your volume on your stereo and just bang your head becuase this album is just as heavy as a fully loaded battle tank.

The album was made by five crew members, Bo Summer is the vocalist of this band. His vocals switches between deep grunting growls (similar to Immolation) and almost typical Norwegian black-metal shreiking, the growling is the most dominant vocals though. The band has two guitarists, Michael Bopietz and Michael Enevoldsen. These guys plays tight and precise alongside the drums, the riffs are pretty standard for the death-metal genre, the riffs are very fast played and are very repetitive. Most riffs are pretty catchy but they are also sometimes boring, but the riffs are still heavy and forceful. I would still say that the riffs are somewhat better than the guitar solos, most solos are not as fast as the riffs but the solos are a bit more melodic, they are also quite catchy. This band has a female named Karina Bundgaard behind the keyboards but this time she is responsable for the bass, and she does a good job to keep up with the rest of the crew. No standout performances here, the bass is though not so audible or clear, it blends in with the guitars too much which is a bit sad. Reno Kiilerich is the heart of this band, his drumming is powerful and incredibly fast. People might think that these songs sounds indenticle to each other but thats wrong, the patterns might seem similar but they blend in with the guitars in a very good way.

I never knew that Denmark had this kind of music, I knew that they had great thrash-metal but I have never looked up their death-metal scene. I just saw this band with lots of old WW1 or WW2 tanks on their album covers and I thought way not, I was pretty stunned or surprised when I read that the band had the worlds fastest drummer. I liked this band more the I thought, I have been used to lots of different death-metal bands so I was a bit prepared. Some things I liked about this album was the massive energy, the good variety of the vocal work and insane drumming. I did like the guitar work also but I found it too old-stock or too standard, you got this feeling of already-used-material that you don’t want to hear. I bet that there are people who like these kinds of riffs and such but I always looking for some technical and somewhat unique stuff when I discover a new band or album. The last thing I slightly didn’t like was the album cover, this blury image of a figther tank does not make big impression to the purchaser.

Unfortunately I can’t translate the German track titles, I do know some German but it is not good enough. This was all I had this time and I hope you liked this review, I think that this album was a good album, you had songs that really got stuck in the head like Panzergrenadier, Unsere Hochste Chre and Kalt Wie Der Finsternis. While other songs did not reach the my personal taste it was still a good peice of music. If you like bands like Immolation, Morbid Angel and perhaps Hypocrisy you might like this. If you like old-school death-metal or regular black-metal you might find this interesting as well.

My personal recommended songs would be Panzergrenadier, Schwars Ist Unser Panzer (Ich Batt’einen Kameraden) and Unsere Hochste Chre. This album will be given a 4/5.



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loathed
September 11th 2006



174 Comments


wow, is this a melodic death album with german lyrics throughout?

sounds interesting, might have to check it out

Dethtrasher
September 11th 2006



2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nah, its more technical than melodic. But the lyrics is in pure German.

loathed
September 11th 2006



174 Comments


heh, brutal melodic death and technical you say...

although im not too much into technical death...but i may want to check this out, just only because the lyrics are in german.

Dethtrasher
September 11th 2006



2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Oh, well I guess people have their own defines of melodic I guess. Anyway, this still kicks a**!

Pete
September 15th 2006



189 Comments


Jesus H. Christ, you really didn't agree with my complaints to your Slayer review. Once again, this is almost unreadable to me.

Dethtrasher
September 15th 2006



2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Ignore this...This Message Edited On 10.12.06



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