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BK-49 - Join The Dead (7,5/10) - Germany - 2003

Genre: Death Metal / Thrash Metal
Label: Grind It! Records
Playing time: 45:25
Band homepage: -


  1. I'll Dig Your Grave
  2. Fleshripping Horror
  3. Death Is The Crown Of Creation
  4. Assembly Of Souls
  5. House On Massgrave Hill
  6. Join The Dead
  7. Funeral March
  8. Morbid Funeral
  9. Buried But Not Deep Enough
BK-49 - Join The Dead

While BK 49 wonít be winning any originality awards, as their style comes straight out of SLAYER, THE HAUNTED and gory Death Metal, they make up for this by providing you with a thrashing good time.


When the disc starts spinning, the above-mentioned influences are clearly obvious, but that doesnít stop you from getting your head to start banging, this is just one of those bands that you donít expect much out of, except for a good time. If youíre one of those people who will just nitpick a band to death complaining about how they ripped so and so off, then clearly this isnít going to be for you. For the rest of us, crack it up and rock out!


Now, some people are probably screaming out ďIf itís like THE HAUNTED, why donít I just listen to THE HAUNTED!Ē and well, thatís a valid point, but BK 49 save themselves in that respect by adding a good dose of gritty Death Metal to their sound, making not only for an interesting (and successful) combination, but it makes it different enough to make it possible to listen to both.


The only thing that gets irritable about this release are the one-dimensional vocals. In some places they fit well, but in others they just donít fit. Aside from that thereís not much more to complain about.


Ideal for your next Metal House Party! (Online February 13, 2004)

Mark McKenna

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