After last year’s best of CD “20 Years Of Noise“ Italy’s quartet continues it’s career with the sixths studio-record “100% Hell”. With a new guitarist on board (LABYRINTH’s Pier Gonella) and a guest appearance by VENOM’s Cronos the listener can expect 40 minutes of fine Thrash-/Black Metal.
The opener “Forever Slaves” shows impressively where they are going. Blastbeats, Thrash Metal-riffing, Black Metal-vocals and all this spiced with melodic/heavy breaks. Awesome! High-speed-drumming and murderous fast riffs rule at “War Paint”. “Master Of Morphine” comes a bit quieter and more melodic then. A very thrashy number which brings more variety to the record, right before “The Wave” hits mercyless and kicks everything down what’s in the way. “Theoretical And Artificial” won’t give you any chance to relax as well, before “Identity Crisis” surprises with a French-speaking female voice. It’s a thrashy song again with nice keyboard parts. Awesome one! “Beautiful-Brutal World” kicks your ass again then, at “Hyperbole” you can relax again. Cause you need all of your reserves for the last track. “100% Hell” contains everything what worked so wonderfully on the tracks before. And it’s one of the few Death Metal-tracks with excess length - a ten-minutes-killer! You’ll love this one!
I heard NECRODEATH here for the first time, but it won’t be the last time! Their mixture of Thrash, Death and Black Metal works ingenious and should enthuse every fan. Thumbs up! (Online August 13, 2006)