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Krisiun - Conquerors Of Armageddon (7,5/10) - Brazil - 2000

Genre: Death Metal
Label: Century Media
Playing time: 41:37
Band homepage: Krisiun

Tracklist:

  1. Intro/Ravager
  2. Abyssal Gates
  3. Soul Devourer
  4. Messiah's Abomination
  5. Cursed Scrolls
  6. Conquerors Of Armageddon
  7. Hatred Inherit
  8. Iron Stakes
  9. Endless Madness Descends
Krisiun - Conquerors Of Armageddon
Such brutal spontaneity! YAHHHHHHH!!! This just makes my head spin and my body contort like a berserker! I may end up doing random things like humping chairs and spouting out meaningless sentence fragments like "duh....buh-dut....pluhhhhhhhhhhhh" while drooling and twitching...

Now I will give you a second to block that thought from your mind...

OK, here we have here a band that plays the "Reign In Blood"-version of Death Metal to the T! No slow parts, no breaks, just full-on blasting and constant double-bass throughout. The musicianship is top-notch. These are quite obviously some extremely talented Brazilians! The drummer has more dexterity, not to mention STAMINA, than almost any drummer you're liable to ever hear (YOU try blasting at 240 beats per minute for 5-6 minutes straight!).

The opener "Ravager" has the quintessential intro of the sounds of satanic wind hissing by your ears, before the explosion into hell's kitchen. A cliché, yes, but for me it never gets old. I'm a ham for such directness.

Now this is the only KRISIUN-album I own at the moment, so I don't know if it's their best, but I'll be willing to wager that it's certainly got their best production! The vocals are brutal, clear, and decipherable (the "big 3" for me), and the guitars sound like a massive...WALL...That's the best word I can find. You just have to gasp for air with a production this killer (achieved with the help of band-friend great Erik Rutan). The guitar-leads are actually THOUGHT OUT as well, whereas a certain MORBID ANGEL or ANGEL CORPSE are content to just spank-and-wank come solo-time. Listen to the layered leads on "Ravager" and you'll see what I mean.

The only setback here is lack of variety. Musically, this is not something you're going to want to listen to all the way through. Eventually I get the feeling that the band is selling themselves short and not displaying the full extent of their talent. While I admire a drummer who can play "dat-dat-dat-dat-dat..." at such speeds for SO LONG, after a song or two I just lose interest and wonder if they can do anything else. And in KRISIUN's case, I happen to know that they certainly CAN...

Gabriel Gose



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