The Berzerker
Animosity


4.0
excellent

Review

by enslaved1896 USER (9 Reviews)
July 19th, 2007 | 18 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The Berzerker..... love em or hate em.... but ALWAYS respect them. This album will rip you to shreds without as much as a bat of an eye!

By: Eric Smith (www.thrashpit.com)

By the metal gods! The Berzerker keeps on owning us more and more with every single release!

For anyone not familiar with this unique and brutal band, The Berzerker is made up of one man for most of the time (Luke Kenny) and a myriad of other members over the years as well. Currently, the touring band consists of Kenny, as well as Matt Wilcox (guitar) and David Gray (drums) from Akercocke! So fans of that band take note!

On their latest offering, Animosity, The Berzerker seemingly amps-up the aggression level to new heights. Considering their previous records, one would not believe the statement I just made…

Let me start on the vocals first (since I myself am a vocalist). They are beyond fast. Anyone that does death/black/grind vocals KNOWS that it is extremely tough to keep them up for long periods of time…

But at these SPEEDS!!! It is like Kenny himself is possessed by all of the dark gods and demons of every culture after they mated and become one mega-entity of destruction and death!

Insane rhythms mixed with straight-up necro-blasting grindcore music that lesser bands like Cattle Decapitation or Pig Destroyer could never even dream of reaching! Some of the tracks even have a sort of "groove" going that is almost danceable (perhaps a testament to Kenny's old-school gabba/techno days)!

28 minutes of pure-blasting music that will never stop to let you breathe, or much less think. This is the terror-music of the future. Nations will use The Berzerker as a means to torture hostages, mark my words!

This is NOT music to relax to, or even to headbang to! This is music to crank up to 11 in your vehicle of choice, thereby letting the world know that you are one pissed of person and to get the *** out of your way---catharsis at its finest!



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kalkal50
July 19th 2007


2386 Comments


stop copying things off your site

masscows
July 19th 2007


2230 Comments


I suppose the review was good because there really isn't any way to describe this band other than completely over-the-top brutality in the least likable sort of way.

But, TBH, the review basically just said what I just said with a few more paragraphs-I didn't learn anything about the songs.

And yeah, stop copying things off your site.

neg from me.

kalkal50
July 19th 2007


2386 Comments


When I read the first sentence I knew this review wasn't going to be good. This Message Edited On 07.19.07

enslaved1896
July 19th 2007


11 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks for the comments guys. I am just trying to get my reviews out there for critique.

kalkal50
July 19th 2007


2386 Comments


The first sentence is kind of a mood killer that's all. This is presumably one of your earlier reviews? I think you need to integrate your ideas better, instead of introducing things with "the vocals on this album", or "production-wise this album is", and make longer paragraphs. This review is a bit messy, and there are quite a bit of over-the-top sentences.

enslaved1896
July 19th 2007


11 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I was trying to get this one out pretty quickly.



I honestly don't have that much to say about The Berzerker when it comes to emotion or mood.... guess that is where I fail.



Oh well.

kalkal50
July 19th 2007


2386 Comments


You should always have something to say, even if you don't find anything positive. E.g you could explain that you find no emotion or something, introduce some sort of concept.

Aficionado
July 19th 2007


1027 Comments


It is like Kenny himself is possessed by all of the dark gods and demons of every culture after they mated and become one mega-entity of destruction and death


That made my day.

BallsToTheWall
July 20th 2007


51289 Comments


the brutality of this band is pretty high up on the scale of brutalness.


LifeInABox
July 20th 2007


3709 Comments



Insane rhythms mixed with straight-up necro-blasting grindcore music that lesser bands like Cattle Decapitation or Pig Destroyer could never even dream of reaching
If they had crappy drum machines, I bet they could too. Besides, they're awesome.

Pebster49
July 20th 2007


3023 Comments


This review reminds me of a used Car commerical for some reason...this band is pretty good, but they get old fast.

kalkal50
July 20th 2007


2386 Comments


Because it's so overblown.

FR33L0RD
July 20th 2007


6400 Comments


I like Death Metal but dont want to listen to this band

Vokills
April 28th 2008


109 Comments


Maybe this review wasnt perfectly written
but ill be damned if it didnt fit the album perfectly =D

DerMond
April 28th 2008


126 Comments


fuck me, i actually like this band!

Vokills
April 28th 2008


109 Comments


I meant my comment in a positive way hahah
like, its kind of over the top and just fucking intense in general

InHumanForm
November 2nd 2009


316 Comments


this band fucking sucks.

FatChickIrl
July 13th 2011


4095 Comments


Reminded me of MA



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