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Brimstone - Carving A Crimson Career (7/10) - Sweden - 2000

Genre: Death Metal
Label: TPL
Playing time: 40:04
Band homepage: -


  1. Breaking The Waves
  2. Pagan Sons
  3. Autumn
  4. Carving A Crimson Career
  5. King Of My Kind
  6. Tunes Of Thunder
  7. Heavy Metal Kid
  8. Welcome To The Night
Brimstone - Carving A Crimson Career
Fine Power Metal with Death Metal-vocals, that is BRIMSTONE from Sweden. No, they do not sound like CHILDREN OF BODOM, for this the voice is too Death Metal and the music not intricate enough, BRIMSTONE are straighter, but without neglecting the musicianship.

If they took up a "normal" singer, then the duo would without problems be hailed a great traditional band, because driven by double-bass we have musical steel of the Swedish kind, a little MAIDEN (especially on "Pagan Sons") and similar acts from the Eighties are swinging along, always very melody-focused, but still with a good portion of heaviness, not really original, but well and freshly executed.

What makes them differ now, is the pure Death Metal-voice of Jan-Erik Persson and at the same time the factor that most probably "saves" the band from a broader success. Death Metal-fans won't like the Power Metallish music, while Power Metalians will run screaming from the voice...

But who can take a look beyond, will get a nice slab of Metal with "Carving A Crimson Career", from which the fast "Breaking The Waves" and the powerful title-track are worth mentioning. Unfortunately the already quite scarce playing time is further diminished by songs like "Heavy Metal Kid", which really cannot hold the standard, lyrically as musically, a pity...

Later re-released via Nuclear Blast (or rather licensed), "Carving A Crimson Career" shows the debut of a band with potential that it unfortunately only partly uses. So who could to befriend a bastard from pure Power Metal and just as pure Death Metal-vocals should check out BRIMSTONE, maybe you'll find a new friend.

Alexander Melzer

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