Audio Autopsy – December 2004

Audio Autopsy – December 2004

01/12/04  ||  Global Domination

Vomitory: Primal massacre Vomitory: Primal massacre

8.2 /10

Lord K: Vomitory’s been growing on me like flies on
shit the last years, and this latest effort once again proves that
Vomitory deserves a hella lot more recognition in the death metal scene
than what they currently get. This is ace fucken death metal, and I’m
not saying that becoz I love drummer Tobben. But it helps. 9

Chazz: I already reviewed this for the site and my
rating is unchanged. These guys are Swedish, play old-school death
metal, and have been around 15 years. How could anyone doubt that this
is a great album? 9

Syrrok: In a rough batch of Audio Autopy releases,
I’m greated by a great album! I find it hard to criticize this effort in
any place other than it’s title, which is way to run-of-the-mill for
this obviously gifted, creative bunch of musicians. This album kills. 8

Farlus: I love this album just because it’s the
first album I’ve heard on this AA that has deathvox. Ah, how I love
thee, cookie monster. Oh, and the music? It’s heavier than your mom’s
period this month. Stick that in your back pocket. 9

Jimmy The Duff: Nothing that can be considered “standout”; can’t say I’m particularly moved. Decent death metal, I s’pose. 7

Desert Eagle: Where do I begin here? Vomitory play
straight-up death metal and I can appreciate that. Don’t expect to hear
any clean vocals here or acoustic interludes. This is strictly stuff to
crank and bang your head to and everyone needs some of that every now
and then. 7

Dark Tranquillity: Character Dark Tranquillity: Character

6.7 /10

Lord K: Dark Tranquillity are one of those bands
who keep progressing with every album, which is nice for a change. After
the pretty weak “Exposures” thing, DT have picked up their shit and
spawned a CD that’s pretty tits. I’m impressed and I dig it. Quite a bit
even. 7

Chazz: I’ll save my comments for the review I’m
writing on this release. Some of this album is exactly what I’d expect
from DT, some of it is a nice surprise. 8

Syrrok: I was lookin forward to this release about
as much as Jimmy, as me and that fucker tend to thrive on the same shit.
It’ll be interesting to hear what he says about it, but I’m not
impressed. Do they feel the need to prove ability to hash out the death,
perhaps in response to claims that the groups prior effort was deemed
somewhat too “melodic?” By the way, what the fuck is wrong with that?
Anynuts, being a huge fan, of course I enjoy some of the riffs and
programming, but you come to expect certain things of your
favouritebands and sadly they just didn’t deliver. 5

Farlus: I’ve heard the band’s name several times,
but never checked their stuff out until now. I’m definitely not in love
with the vocals, but everything else sounds pretty cool. Not sure how it
compares to previous albums, but I like the vibe of it. Kind of like a
Soilwork/Haunted hybrid, but better. 6

Jimmy The Duff: Fans of “Damage Done” aren’t likely to be disappointed with “Character”. Strong work. 8

Desert Eagle: I am struggling a bit with this one. I
love Dark Tranquillity but nothing about this album really does it for
me. Maybe after a few more listens it will grow on me but I’m not so
sure. So far it feels kind of bland. Nothing really sticks out or seems
worth mentioning. I guess that’s all I have to say. 6

Rotten Sound: Exit Rotten Sound: Exit

6.5 /10

Lord K: Oh. My. Fucken. Cock. Rotten Sound deserves
as much attention as Nasum gets, as they are right up there with the
best of them. Mieszko’s production is brutal as all fuck and the
intensity of these Finns is nothing to toy around with. Not to mention
the insane drumming of K (and what a beautiful name it is), which alone
deserves a fucken 10. Excellent shit fuckers. 8

Chazz: I’m not going to claim to be some huge grind
fan, but this sounds pretty good to me. The drums are out of hand (in a
good way) and the guitar tone is insane. When these guys slow down and
get some sort of groove going, there isn’t much heavier. 7

Syrrok: This is the review where half of the
stellar GD crew is gonna say “this rules” just for the sake of being
different. It is my belief that any discerning ear of good quality metal
can enjoy more than 30 sec’s of Rotten Sound. When am I supposed to
listen to this band? Is this grindcore? We all know my feelings on the
genre. 2

Farlus: I’ve never been a big fan of grind just
because I feel the songs are too short to get into. I’m digging this
though because while it does have the grind style of “short songs in
great quantity”, it doesn’t really feel like grind…just short death
metal songs. I really dig the intensity of the tunes. Good stuff. 7

Jimmy The Duff: Some fucken GRIND! Thank fucken fuck! 9

Desert Eagle: So when I took a look at this CD and
noticed that there were 18 tracks I thought to myself, “Hm I wonder if
this is grind?” Sure enough, I was right. I love how these bands like to
make it seem like the CD is all one big song. Each song flows right
into the next and if you don’t pay attention then you might not even
notice it changing songs. I can appreciate grind in small doses I
suppose, but I don’t ever see myself ever sitting down and really
getting into a grind album. I guess if you like Nasum you’ll like these
guys because I can barely tell the difference! 6

Shadows Fall: War within Shadows Fall: War within

6 /10

Lord K: Another one of the million completely
piss-boring bullshit bands. I can’t even put words on how fucken bored I
am with this kind of metal. Stay away, coz Shadows Fall is as exciting
as watching hair grow. 3

Chazz: There are moments where this album kicks
ass, but I just can’t get into some of it. I guess these guys are
putting the USA back on the map in the metal world, so I pay some
respect to that. Good background music for playing video games or some
shit. 6

Syrrok: Pretty determined little East Coast USA
metal band right here. Lots of attention paid to riffs, but
unfortunately they all end up dun-du-du-dun (slide) dun-du-du-dun
(artificial harmonic). As with anything repeated ad naseum, it grows
tired. The vocals are obviously contrived and the lyrical content no
doubt originated about 20 mintues prior to recording. Nothing new here,
but great axe work. 6

Farlus: Holy shit, where did this come from? I
listened to “The Art of Balance” and hated every second of it. This
album doesn’t even sound like the Shadows Fall that I remember. I don’t
like some of the more overt hardcore elements, but overall I’m digging
it. Yet another surprise from this month’s AA. 7

Jimmy The Duff: “The War Within” sees Shadows Fall returning to their more thrashy and brootal leanings. Fucken class album. 9

Desert Eagle: I really wanted to like these guys.
I’ve always heard such good things about them and read rave reviews. But
I guess there have to be a few that don’t like them and you can count
me as one of them. The only thing that really caught my attention were
the leads. I love me some good guitar leads. I guess my biggest problem
with this album is the hardcore influence. I heard that Shadows Fall
used to be more death metal but I suppose that changed when they got
their new singer. So now they’re metalcore. Hm, not a change for the
better if you ask me. I yawned through most of the tracks but that might
be because I’m tired. Either way… next! 5

Within Temptation: The silent force Within Temptation: The silent force

6 /10

Lord K: At times cheesier than cheesecake. At times
as beautiful as free coke. Most of the time as catchy as the flu. The
cunt’s voice irritates me at times but overall she’s coming across quite
well. I have a hard time deciding wether I despise this cheese-o-rama
or like it, but something tells me they managed to fool me into digging
them. 7

Chazz: Interesting album. I guess this is what
people mean by “epic metal”. Metal with a lot of orchestra-type stuff
that doesn’t suck as bad as Nightwish, but I’ll probably never listen to
this again. According to my wife, who overheard some of this, it’s “bad
ass”. 5

Syrrok: Fucken flute music. If I want this type of
music, I’ll buy tickets to the Trans Siberian Orchestra and take my
parents. Oh wait, I am doing that. Back to the album; sure, she has a
nice voice. Apparently the band was banking on that fact alone, as they
forgot to write good songs. 4

Farlus: Woah, chickvox! This stuff is pretty
fucking cool. I’m really into this girl’s voice. I dig most chickvox
except for the outrageous operatic bullshit of stuff like Nightwish.
This band is kind of like Evanescence, but instead of the backing
instruments being all pop-rocky, these are pretty heavy and get my head
banging. There are still the little sorrowful soft
chick-singing-over-piano parts, but at times this reminds me of the Jo
parts of TPH. This is good, very good. 8

Jimmy The Duff: Can we all say “Night-Fish”? I wonder why this band was picked, hmmm? Fucken Evanescence fans; this sucks balls. 4

Desert Eagle: So I suppose I’ll get a lot of flak
for the score I’m going to give this but so what? I must say I
thoroughly enjoyed this. From the nice symphonic backgrounds to the
wonderful female vocals it’s pretty much all good. The singer is also
hot enough that they could be the next Evanescence/Lacuna Coil/Nightwish
whatever. She’s not the hottest broad in the world but I’d definitely
nail her. Not that this has anything to do with the music, but I figured
you would like to know. So go ahead and hate me for giving this a
higher score than Shadows Fall or whatever crappy band you like that I
gave a low score. 8

God Dethroned: The lair of the white worm God Dethroned: The lair of the white worm

5.8 /10

Lord K: Rehashed thrash riffs mixed with some death
metal influenced parts and blastbeats… Sounds like a gem, right?
Believe me, it’s not. The obvious Swedish influences are taken care of
pretty well though, not that it helps the overall concept. God Dethroned
goes by unnoticed. 5

Chazz: I dig this album, maybe could use a little
less guitar wanking, but it’s pretty quality stuff. Kind of feels like
older Arch Enemy to me for some reason. 7

Syrrok: This band holds a special place in my
bowels. I remember being drunk in a friends apartment, watching some
metal video show, and a God Dethroned video appeared. In true retarded
fashion, the video showed the band playing on top of a floating
pentagram. “The Lair of the white worm” is the aural equivalent of the
laughter I experienced in watching that ridiculous video. Again, BORING!
Are we seeing a trend here? 2

Farlus: This could be either really good or really
bad from reading the band name and track names…okay, more black metal
influenced shit, but this actually sounds pretty good. Good production
and actually veers off into some prog-type shit at times. I can dig it. 7

Jimmy The Duff: Eh… I didn’t think anything of this
band’s last album, “Into the Lungs of Hell”. This is a step in the
right direction, but still nothing I’d wrestle my own grandmother over. 6

Desert Eagle: I’m extremely thankful for this
album. It broke the monotony that I have been experiencing while
listening to all these other albums. I was going to be extremely
depressed if I listened to 16 or so albums and ended up hating all of
them. What we have here is some brutal melodic death metal, which is the
best kind if you ask me. The solos are rather hit or miss but I will
forgive them for that. There are some memorable riffs and catchy hooks.
FEAR NOT! This does not mean that it is pop, or radio friendly, or
whatever else you may label it after hearing the catchiness. It’s just
good, ok? Let’s leave it at that. Oh and “Sigma Enigma” is an awesome
song. 8

Isis: Panopticon Isis: Panopticon

5.7 /10

Lord K: Ever since I saw Anders of Nasum in an Isis
shirt, pretty much the first time I heard their name, I knew they must
be The Suck. I love to be right. They are The Suck. 2

Chazz: Not my cup of tea. These guys can be pretty
heavy when they want to be, but they don’t seem to want to be that
often. Unique, but again, not my thing. 5

Syrrok: This is real “here and there” metal, trying
to hard to be something other than metal. That’s right up there with
whores trying to be attorneys… or… wait a minute… 3

Farlus: Somebody help the singer, his vocals are
drowning…oh, too late, there they went. Sounds like they produced
everything else, then ran out of money once they got to the vocals.
Woah, surprising… this song turned all Opeth-like. This is some pretty
interesting stuff. Does remind me alot of Opeth, but it isn’t a clone by
far. It’s got its own creativity and originality. A welcome surprise to
AA amidst all the usual shit. 8

Jimmy The Duff: One of the best albums of the year. I can’t believe they managed to top “Oceanic”. *1*0

Desert Eagle: To be brutally honest, this band is
rather bland. They sort of slowy build up each song and never really go
anywhere with it. While this is not usually TOO terrible, the songs are
quite long which make it feel like it drags. I think the music is pretty
good other than that and the vocals definitely work. This is music that
you could relax to or keep on in the background if you dont really care
what is on. 6

Megadeth: The system has failed Megadeth: The system has failed

5.3 /10

Lord K: I don’t think the system is what failed. Dave Mustaine is. 3

Chazz: What I expected from Megadeth, it’s pretty
catchy but not the greatest thing I’ve ever heard in my life. A step up
from some of their later stuff, that’s for sure. 5

Syrrok: Dave Mustaine. 8

SINGING. That aside… this is actually pretty good. I thought it would
suck. Maybe I can just ignore Mustaine’s vocals…nope, I can’t. Minus one
point for terrible vocals. Everything else rocks pretty hard, though. 7

Jimmy The Duff: No dud tracks as such (a couple of
real thrashers), but in the end I remain relatively indifferent towards
Dave Mustaine’s latest efforts to revive the band’s vigour of old. 6

Desert Eagle: Do I really need to say anything
about Megadeth? I mean everyone knows they’re terrible, right? Ha! Bet
you didn’t see that coming. Now I never liked Megadeth so I may have
been a little unwilling to like this but I did give it a shot. I don’t
know why I did since it ended up sucking anyway. Dave Mustaine’s voice
has never appealed to me, not in the slightest. In fact, you might even
say that I think it blows donkey cocks. The music doesn’t capture me and
the leads and solos are nowhere near enough to save this steaming pile.
If you’re a Megadeth fan then I guess you’ll probably enjoy this, but
what do I know? Megadeth fans are like aliens to me. You know, they live
in space ships and like anal probing. Er, something like that anyway. 3

Maroon: Endorsed by hate Maroon: Endorsed by hate

5.3 /10

Lord K: “Endorsed by very boring songs” would be
more appropriate. How many bands will continue to rip off Slayer and The
Haunted without realizing they suck at it? Decent effort but oh-so
boring.. 4

Chazz: Of all the “modern hardcore” bands I’ve
heard, these guys rule the school. They groove like there is no
tomorrow. Good stuff, but not something I’d listen to every day. 7

Syrrok: Perhaps one of the best examples of the
“hardcore” type metal stuff out there. Being of German descent, I have a
soft boner for them, and they have cool merchandise for sure (as
Hatebreed guy). Unfortunately the music, although originally raising my
eyebrows, has submitted and meshed in with 3500 mp3s on my drive. No
special folders for these guys or anything. 5

Farlus: This is the second album I’ve listened to
in this AA that starts off with a gunshot. Come on guys, it’s not
original anymore. And come on, you can be more creative than to name
your band after just a color. Anyway…seems like some basic deathrash.
Wait…”Watch It All Come Down” just started playing… Okay, these guys
aren’t basic. They do have their moments, and when they do, they’re
good. Just for that I’ll add a point. 6

Jimmy The Duff: Y’know, these guys aren’t too bad. I should be spending quite some time with this album over the coming weeks. 7

Desert Eagle: Alright I already wrote a review for
these guys so you should know how I feel about them. If the review isn’t
up yet then know that I greatly dislike these guys. They show such
potential with some of their riffs but it is wasted. They abandon the
greatness of metal for the shallowness of hardcore. Sprinkled throughout
each song are ridiculous shout choruses, spoken lyrics, and breakdowns.
My god the breakdowns. Since they have some good riffs I can’t give
them the lowest score but I will give them a… 3

Marduk: Plague angel Marduk: Plague angel

5.3 /10

Lord K: Marduk definitely wins the unofficial
competition with Dark Funeral for “fastest band”. I love some of the
riffage displayed here but these guys tend to be too fast most of the
time, even for me. There’s no denying they pull off their black metal
very well though. 6

Chazz: I really didn’t expect to dig this album for
some reason, but it grew on me a bit. I’m still not so sold on the
vocals, but overall I’m kind of liking this. 6

Syrrok: The blackest of the black metal? The true
originators? Church burning parties every friday night? Graduating from
being “at the forefront” to being “right dab in the fucken middle.”
Indistinguishable from the pack. 3

Farlus: First album of Marduk’s I’ve listened to. I
was expecting some more shitty kvlt black metal, but I’m pleasantly
surprised. Marduk has shown me that not all black metal bands besides
Dark Funeral suck. I like it. 7

Jimmy The Duff: Another Marduk album… never been
ones to capture my full attention, even though they play pretty damn
solid black metal. To be honest, I think they try too hard. 6

Desert Eagle: Oh goody, more generic black metal.
As it stands I don’t really even like black metal, so when I’m given
stuff like this I can only yawn and roll my eyes. During each and every
one of these songs I wanted to change it and listen to something I
actually like, but no I couldn’t because that wouldn’t be fair for you
guys. That’s right, I suffered so you don’t have to. I guess if you like
black metal then this might be for you, especially if you like generic
black metal. But I dont, so… 4

Kreator: Enemy of God Kreator: Enemy of God

5 /10

Lord K: Kreator’s been fucken embarrassing the last
500 albums or so, this is no exception to their winning formula. Some
bands just don’t fucken get when to call it quits. Congrats on another
shit disc, it’ll make a good thing to throw out the fucken window. 3

Chazz: These fuckers are thrashing like it’s 1988.
Not bad if you are an old-school thrash fan. If this album is the Enemy
of God, Christians shouldn’t be too worried though. 6

Syrrok: Strongest effort in at least 18 albums for
these fuckers. Production kicked up a notch as well. When I see them at
the House of Blues in the near future, you might say they will “kreate”
some strong metal that will compliment my beer and nachos well. 7

Farlus: Been anticipating this for a while now.
Man, these fuckers can still rock. Kreator is back, my friends. They
have regained COMMAND OF DA BWADE! Prepare for TOTAL DESS! Thrash thrash
thrash that keeps kicking my ass ass ass. Make horns, raise in air,
bang head. Rinse, lather, repeat. 9

Jimmy The Duff: I wasn’t expecting much of the follow-up to “Revolution”. This isn’t bad, as such; it just plain bores me. 5

Desert Eagle: Let me first say that this is the
first time that I ever listened to Kreator so I have no idea how I
SHOULD feel about them so instead I will tell you how I actually do feel
about them. To tell you the truth, they’re alright. I definitely dig
some of the riffs and they have a few killer songs but I wouldn’t say
this is a must-have CD. The vocals are not my cup of tea but that’s not
too offputting. 6

Anaal Nathrakh: Domine non es dignus Anaal Nathrakh: Domine non es dignus

4.8 /10

Lord K: It’s fast, it’s chaotic, and last of all: It’s fucken complete and utter shite. 2

Chazz: Decent modern black metal. I dig the
industrial sound they mix into the album, but the clean vocals killed it
for me. Decent otherwise.6

Syrrok: All sexually-themed band name jokes aside,
this offering isn’t TOO bad. Although sloppy and unfocused in some
areas, the overall feel of the album is strong. Oh yeah, the vocals
suck. 4

Farlus: Black metal…it ain’t Dark Funeral, and if
it ain’t Dark Funeral I don’t give a rat’s ass. It’s not all bad though,
there are some pretty cool parts, so it’s spared a 1 rating. 3

Jimmy The Duff: Killer, killer, killer! A ferocious
black metal onslaught that is a worthy addition to this year’s list of
quality releases. Fucken love it. 9

Desert Eagle: Can anyone say generic? I know I sure
can after listening to this album. That’s not to say that it’s a
terrible album. Not at all, but I wouldn’t consider it to be anything
special. If you like black metal then I suppose you will dig this but
since I’m not such a huge fan, I don’t. I took a couple points off for
the god-awful intro track and the fact that they use falsettos. 5

Enslaved: Isa Enslaved: Isa

4.7 /10

Lord K: This is the first album I ever heard by
Enslaved, and judging from that, I don’t think I missed out on too
fucken much. There are some interesting ideas here and there, but not
enough to make me wanna spin this fucker every day. Or every second day
for that matter. It’s just too much stuff and passages for me to
appreciate. 4

Chazz: This is a new band to me, having never heard
any of their stuff, even after countless recommendations. Very
different music, I’m having a hard time attempting to explain it. The
best I can do is suggest it sounds like Mastodon if they started
listening to way too much black metal, and got some groove. 6

Syrrok: I remember reading a while back, “If you
love Amon Amarth, check out Enslaved!” This proves once again that it is
best not to leave your music listening choices in the hands of 15 year
olds. Some good atmosphere every now and again, but 80% tripe… so math
wizards, that gives you a 2

Farlus: Who the fuck picked the albums this month?
Haha. More black metal type shit that I don’t like. Oh, and please,
could we skip the stupid intro/outro bullshit? If you’re gonna have
that, just combine it with the first track and the end of the last
track. Quit trying to pretend you have 10 songs when you only have 8.
After further listening it’s not that bad, but the vocals just ruin it
for me. 3

Jimmy The Duff: Superb; Enslaved have yet to disappoint. 9

Desert Eagle: Ah, progressive black metal at its
most mediocre. After listening to this album I completely forgot
everything I heard. I think there were some interesting parts but I
can’t be certain. I know it wasn’t terrible because I would remember it
being terrible and I would remember if it was good so I guess it’s just
ok. Completely in the middle. 5

Rammstein: Reise reise Rammstein: Reise reise

4.3 /10

Lord K: I like parts of Rammstein, and I always
did. The problem is that they tend to get very boring, very fast. If
you’ve heard one song by them before, you know what to expect with this
album. Simple, electronic, sterile and over-produced. But also pretty
damn catchy at times. 6

Chazz: If you want to listen to industrial
influenced metal with a German accent, skip this and get the new Hanzel
und Gretyl album. I remember this band being a whole hell of a lot
better than this. 2

Syrrok: Mesmorizing to the extreme. This album is a
step in the exact same direction, but lets just say what we’re all

Farlus: German fuckers finally tuned a little lower
and thus have gained a great deal of intensity. “Mein Teil” rules my
ass. I also like some of the experimentation on this album, like “Los”.
Finally seems like the band is making progress, rather than just making
similar albums with similarly fucked up lyrics. And damnit, those
fuckers took my idea…I was gonna write a song about the
dude that let the cannibal eat him alive! But alas, they have. Wait…
they wrote it in German! I can do one in English. Buhaha. Anyway…I’ve
always dug Rammstein and this album doesn’t change that. These guys rock
and rock ever harder live. Check it out. 8

Jimmy The Duff: Ugh. I can’t stand Rammstein; maybe I just don’t understand their music. Tough shit to ‘em. 3

Desert Eagle: When I saw that I had to listen to
Rammstein’s new album I almost started to cry. I figured it was some
kind of cruel joke. Surely you can’t be serious? Oh god I’m listening to
it right now and it is painful. I think the song is called “Los” but I
can’t be sure at this point. I just don’t know if I can go on living in a
world where this CD exists. I think I just heard a harmonica, this
isn’t fair. What did I do to deserve this? Can I give zeros? I really
don’t know. I don’t care if I can’t, I’m still giving it a zero. 0

Annihilator: All for you Annihilator: All for you

4.2 /10

Lord K: Say “Annihilator” and everyone thinks
“Alice in Hell”. This album is not going to change that though it has
its moments. Melodic and guitar-driven metal, spiced up with some clean
Fear Factory-like vocals. A lot better than expected, to be perfectly
honest. 6

Chazz: I expected some killer thrash album after
hearing everyone praise these guys as one of the better old-school
bands. Isn’t this the band with the guy who claimed to be the fastest
guitar player on Blabbermouth a few months ago? I hear a lot of shitty
music, but this album stands out as one of the worst I’ve heard in some
time. Cheesy butt-rock disguised as thrash, not even good for laughs. 1

Syrrok: This is some funny shit. Good efforts at
originality that ultimately fall as short as a midget in a long jumping
competition. I’ll always give bonus points for trying something new so
long as it isn’t simply for the “sake of” being original, which this is.
Most of the riffs on this album should just fuck off. 5

Farlus: Holy shit, “All For You” rocks my ass from
the first song. Feeeeel the bass. Damn, these guys are from the 80s?
This is some fucking rocking ass thrash n’ roll. I can’t stop banging my
balding head. Vocals get gay at times, but fuck it. Rock the fuck on. 8

Jimmy The Duff: A fair number of solid riffs.
Whether the lyrics are intentionally shit or not, they completely ruin
“All For You”. The clean choruses make me chuck; the “ballads” are
laughable. I’m still trying to figure out if these guys are for real. 3

Desert Eagle: Apparently these guys are big fans of
the bass, which is nice because you don’t hear enough bass these days.
However, they also appear to be big fans of sucking horribly, which
isn’t so nice. The lyrics are just god-awful and the singer is so MTV
friendly that it is painful. This is just sugar-coated garbage. Don’t
even bother giving this a listen. 2

Bury Your Dead: Cover your tracks Bury Your Dead: Cover your tracks

3.5 /10

Lord K: Songtitles taken from Tom Cruise-movies
(“Eyes Wide Shut”, “Mission: Impossible 2”, “The Color of Money” to name
a few) really takes home the Cake Of Stupidity from the local bakery.
As if the music wasn’t enough. Label Victory Records says on their
website: ” – Most brutal album of the year”… Hahaha… I’ve had kisses
more brutal than this. Go fuck yourselves. And take that horrible drum
sound with you. 3

Chazz: Not unlike the film names used as song
titles, this album was pretty forgettable. They have the heaviness,
aggression, and chops I usually dig, but the songs lack groove and any
sort of catchiness I’d expect with this “hardcore” style. Not bad but
could have been great. 3

Syrrok: My initial reaction upon hearing the first
10 seconds of this album is to send a check to their drummer so he can
buy someone to teach him how to properly trigger drums. Fuck, I’m bored.

Farlus: Hahaha, I just looked at the song titles
for the first time. I gotta give the band credit for naming their songs
after Tom Cruise movies. Never seen anything like that. Somebody’s got a
sense of humor. The songs are pretty cool, to boot. Although, that
snare drum sounds even worse than St. Anger’s garbage can lids.
Regardless, I’m banging my head, and that’s all that counts. Sounds like
Hatebreed with more balls. 7

Jimmy The Duff: The guitars sound flat, and the
vocals grow stale after the first three tracks. Bury Your Dead have
talent, but “Cover Your Tracks” can get boring very quickly. 5

Desert Eagle: Extremely generic hardcore where each
song title is named after a movie Tom Cruise stars in. Wow, are there
words that can express how I feel right now? I really don’t think so.
However there is a number that can express it. 1


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This entry was posted on June 19, 2014 by in Audio Autopsy.
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