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Masachist, Scorned
Self Made God Records, Sept. 3

09/06/12
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



Death metal is so insanely oversaturated that it has literally broken the sound barrier with the power of its deafening suckage over the last few years.  OK, the last 12 or 15 years, whatever. I dunno, to me — and do try to keep in mind Sabbath is at the real core of all this — if a “death metal” band doesn’t sound like it’s right in the middle of a REAL shooting war with fast-moving zombies or fighting a tyrannosaurus for the chance to eat a lake full of crocodiles, it’s just lame Iron Maiden-fanboy sub-math-rock wankery: “dwiddalidda-DEEEE!” On the other side of the coin, this poorly spelled bunch is from Poland, which is a start in itself, and they’ve really got it out for The Man or something: aggro half-step guitar evil is all over the place, not to a Meshuggah level, but these puppies here really want their little brother to hide in the closet till mom gets home. The exorcist-y vocalist is more shaggy/furry/kicked-in-the-chin-sounding than your average Cookie Monster dude. Hmm. OK, someone here used to be in the band Vader, does that help? A- —Eric W. Saeger






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