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Review: Rape Pillage & Burn - Songs of Death... Songs of Hell
Rape Pillage & Burn
Songs of Death... Songs of Hell

Label: Ibex Moon Records
Year released: 2009
Duration: 16:22
Tracks: 5
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 2.5/5

Review online: April 2, 2009
Reviewed by: Jason Cominetto
Readers Rating
Songs of Death... Songs of Hell

Rated 2/5 (40%) (2 Votes)

Though the name of the band may insinuate it, Rape Pillage and Burn's EP is in actuality, not music to rape, pillage, and burn to. Sadly, it is a collection of moderate Death Metal tracks reminiscent of Death Breath, though not pulled off nearly as successfully. The songs sounds very similar to one another, and since they are all, with the exception of one, more or less three minutes in length, it can be very hard to differentiate them.

This is not to say that Rape Pillage and Burn do not have a distinct sound, because they do, or that their sound is not suiting, because it is… it's just that they do not use the simplicity of the music they play to their benefit. I got excited when I heard the EP's first track, "Served Cold," which is easily the best song, because I expected a solid collection of nice Death ‘n' Roll tracks. Sadly, after a few listens the other tracks don't hold up nearly as well as the first one, and I was left wanting more unique tracks that could distinguish themselves from "Served Cold."

I'll give a quick listen to the band's next release when it comes out to see if they can crank out more tunes reminiscent of the intensity in "Served Cold," but as of now that track is the only one that truly stands out in this EP. Fans of Death ‘n' Roll may want to check this release out to see if it'll be something you like, but chances are you will be underwhelmed.

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