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Ritual Carnage - The Birth Of Tragedy (8,5/10) - Japan - 2002

Genre: Thrash Metal
Label: Osmose Productions
Playing time: 38:58
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  1. The Sixth Sense
  2. The Birth Of Tragedy
  3. Burning Eyes Of Rage
  4. Paradox Of Democracy
  5. Fall Of The Empire
  6. Shroud Of Secrecy
  7. Sanity's Thin Line
  8. Grave New World
  9. Dawn To Decadence
  10. Psycho-Sadistic Psychosis
  11. Infernal Death (DEATH-cover)
Ritual Carnage - The Birth Of Tragedy
The most American of the Japanese bands is back with a new album that will as usual kick your ass and make you feel like headbanging for a few hours! Still, and that might be a surprise for many of you, the RITUAL CARNAGE of "The Birth Of Tragedy" is not the same band as the RITUAL CARNAGE of "The Highest Law" or "Every Nerve Alive" anymore.

Ok, when it comes about guitars, drums and production, the difference is not huge and you still have that good old Thrash Metal-spirit full of energy. What makes RITUAL CARNAGE change is that Damian has not the same voice anymore. The time when he used his fat and raw Death Metal-voice is over, now he's got an almost clear voice, a bit a la TESTAMENT a few years ago… all in all I could say that Damian is evolving in the opposite way than Chuck Billy.

And the whole thing gives an album that you'd swear has been written in the first half of the 90's, in the vein of some Thrash a la FORBIDDEN, but ten times better. And of course, as in the past, they have also recorded a cover, here of "Infernal Death" from DEATH, and the lucky bastards who will get the limited edition DigiPak or the vinyl will also have two bonus tracks. So are you ready to run to your favourite record shop?

Thomas Bonnicel

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