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Review: Horned God - Chaos, Bringer of All Revelations
Horned God
Chaos, Bringer of All Revelations

Label: Listenable Records
Year released: 2003
Duration: 34:34
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: November 3, 2003
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 4.14/5 (82.86%) (14 Votes)

Horned God regroups another bunch of crazed Brazilian death masters (the band was originally known as "Sacrifice" - somehow it seems they had never heard of the Canadian Thrash legends.) "Chaos, Bringer of All Revelations" is a non-stop orgy of technical death onslaugth, starting with a very short and quiet intro that quickly turns into full-speed playing that pretty much doesn't take a breath until the very end of the album. Hell, after a few consecutive listens, I feel exhausted, so playing it has got to be quite the workout. :) As I write this, it's been a while since I've listen to much death metal, so I won't venture into any direct comparison with other bands. Horned God have what it takes to please fans of fast and brutal death metal along the lines of Krisiun, Immolation and other similar acts (one Rebealliun member is also in Horned God, so even though I have yet to hear that band, it wouldn't be surprising if both bands shared some sound signatures - yeah, I know, vague statement. ;)) The blast beats aren't overdone and used only where appropriate - glad to see that some bands have still got this right. Some lengthy and quite wicked solos punctuate the album here and there, and are not lost behind the rest - another good point.

I'm no fan of growling vocals - I tolerate them (or phase them out) at best, otherwise I'd be missing on some pretty good bands. Just as for clean vocals, some vocalists do it better than the others. Horned God's vocalist ranks as one of those who do it right - very raw growls with some substance, some punch to them, rather than the "I'm puking my breakfast" growls of some lame vocalists.

I'm quite picky when it comes to death metal, but I must say this is one of the good DM releases I'I've heard in the past year. Nothing really groundbreaking, but extremely well done. Must be something in the water in Brazil. :) Check 'em out.

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