Subgenre: Death Metal
Bitrate: 192 k
Size: 107.50 MB
KRISIUNs Southern Storm dawns upon us and is destined to set ablaze the entire extreme metal scene with untamed fury and deadly precision! Integrity, brutality, and an undying fervour for the uncompromising and unrelenting art of pure f**king death metal is what has kept the Brazilian three-piece going for more than 15 years! With their seventh studio album, Southern Storm, the hyperspeed brothers prove once again that they are as unstoppable, violent and dedicated as ever.
Over the past years KRISIUN have earned a legendary worldwide reputation due to their constant touring activities, and been lauded with the highest praise and respect ever since their beginnings in 1990. After the much-lauded predecessor AssassiNation (2006), Southern Storm continues in the sonic tradition the bands rabid fan-base loves since day one: ferocious high-speed blasting, infectious double bass-driven grooves, razor-sharp ripping, devastating leads and a unique feel for combining catchiness with sheer perfect technicality.
Once again, KRISIUN chose to work with producer Andy Classen (who already worked with the band on 1999s Conquerors Of Armageddon and AssassiNation) at the Stage One Studio in Germany resulting in an organic, powerful and scathing sound that turns tracks like the massive opener Slaying Steel, Combustion Infernal (which starts off with a hell of a riff!) or the bands rendition of the Sepultura classic Refuse/Resist into crushing death metal hits!
In the field of death metal you will hardly find a band today as consistent and stable in terms of quality and conviction as KRISIUN, successfully ignoring trends and fads. Since the beginning this unholy trio makes sure that death metal NEVER dies!
Alex Camargo - Bass, Vocals
Max Kolesne - Drums
Moyses Kolesne - Guitars
1. Thorns of Heaven
3. Ethereal World
4. Works of Carnage
5. Slaughtering Void
6. Scourged Centuries
7. War Ritual
8. Wolfen Tyranny
9. Sentinel of the Fallen Earth
11. In League With Satan (Venom cover)
13. Slain Fate (Bonus Track)
14. Ominous (Bonus Track)
15. Servant Of Emptiness (Bonus Track)
16. Eons (Bonus Track)
17. Thorns Of Heaven (Live) (Bonus Track)
18. Murderer (Live) (Bonus Track)
19. Ethereal World (Live) (Bonus Track)
20. Wolfen Tyranny (Live) (Bonus Track)
21. In League With Satan (Live) (Bonus Track) (Bonus Track)
22. Works Of Carnage (Live) (Bonus Track)
The evolution is something natural for a band, especially when this band started out as a terrifically violent one, just like Krisiun did. As the time passed by, we could notice that this band put more attention on the songs structures, with lots of complex guitars parts and few stop n go. The more grooving elements started to come out even if the violence of execution remained overall unvaried and still unmatchable for most of the groups around. Works of Carnage I believe is the very first album by this band to clearly display a sort of new attitude with the coming of a bit less impulsive sections.
The first thing we can notice for Thorns of Heaven is the frantic riffage of the guitar and the sharp production in Ageless Venomous style. The blast beats by the devastating Max are always precise and truly powerful, while the bass drums beats need no introduction for those into death metal and into Krisiun in particular. The vocals are always on growl as the first stop and go arrive for the tempo but not for the guitars that are always nasty and on savage palm muting. The drums triplets are more evident and we cannot rest for a second. The following Murdered is simply the best track here and once again the stop and go and the triplets accompany the savage riffs to increase a sort of truly apocalyptic atmosphere. The refrain is definitely catchier than most of the things theyve done before, still remaining incredibly death metal.
We go on with Ethereal World and its weird atmosphere by the guitars over the neverending blast beats. However, the central/final part shows less impulsive death metal patterns but with the new song, the title track, we can really listen to something new in terms of riffs. They are always schizophrenic but with a sort of innovating touch and something progressive (??) that, anyway, lasts for few seconds. The parts are quite catchy and often the dissonant work is repeated over this song. The main riff on Slaughtering Void is very similar to the one on Murderer as we go on speed, through lots of lead passages and blast beats. War Ritual is another occasion to enjoy the violent drumming but nothing more.
Wolfen Tyranny is probably the most vicious tracks here being completely voted to the uncompromised violence of the early days, through a better production. Sentinel of the Fallen Earth is definitely darker and with the awesome epic touch in death metal format. The riffs are just huge and devastating and the speed is always at high levels. Shadows is another instrumental track that this time marks the guitar out with a solo, announcing the very good Venom cover In League With Satan, always death metal style. We finish this album with an outro and at the end I must admit that here we have another good effort by Krisiun. The evolution is visible and good, even if the past albums are a bit more intense.