|Review: Slow Grind - Resurrecting With Malice|
|Resurrecting With Malice|
Label: Resurrecting Records
Year released: 2001
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: March 19, 2003
Reviewed by: Barbara Williams (Crowley)
for:Resurrecting With Malice
I wasn’t going to start this review with this cliché, but I’ve got but two words: bad ass! This Texas death metal band wrote their latest album with a vengeance. It’s tight, well-produced, clean, and interesting. The more I listen to it, the more I like; it’s one of those wonderful albums.
The vocals are excellent—fast paced, brutal, with a treacherous, demonic growling quality that fits the well executed drum blasts, furious guitar riffs and the overall mood of the album perfectly.
The songs’ heaviness lies in Slow Grind’s ability to manipulate speed and their ability to incorporate variety such as some gothic and black metal elements.
This thread is apparent throughout the album. The first song, "Ascension to Oblivion," opens with music and chants of an eerie, somewhat sinister nuance that serves as the intro to the next song. "Deity of Deceit" stages a similar intro for "In the Presence of Evil," and "Morbid Visions of Reality" sets the mood with the thundering sounds of a storm.
One of my favorites, perhaps, is "Never Saved Never Damned," a song with steady, dark bass lines and a hard-hitting, melodic, almost trans-like rhythm. "Keg Party in Hell" wraps it up—dark, slow, heavy—and brings [i]Resurrecting with Malice[/i] to a close.
If you haven’t gotten a copy, get one. You’ll treasure it!
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