|Review: Limb From Limb - Rip Him From His Fucking Throne|
|Rip Him From His Fucking Throne|
Label: Obsidian Records
Year released: 2007
Review online: December 24, 2008
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
for:Rip Him From His Fucking Throne
Rated 4.5/5 (90%) (2 Votes)
Whoa... Did I just get run over by a train? Nothing remotely relaxing on this one, people. High-octane, heavy fast-paced Death Metal with a lot of Black Metal elements - and I'm talking about the fast and furious stuff here - is what Limb From Limb deliver on this aptly-named album (you kind of know what you're getting yourself into just glancing at the title...) Interesting variation in vocals, from very low and barely audible Death Metal growls - the type I'm not too fond of because it sounds more like someone burping than anything else -, also more standard growls where you can actually decipher some lyrics, and for seasoning there's also a good dose of Black Metal-style screeches. A few spoken passage in a semi-growly voice give "A Lust to Burn" a rather dark, threatening atmosphere until the burpish vocals come to (almost) crash the party - too bad.
Musically this is a fucking unrelenting aural assault. You better like double bass and blast beats, because they're served in all sauces here - to a surprisingly good overall result, I must point out - and just like the vocals, on the guitar side of things we have a mix of Death and Black Metal guitar work which will make you feel like you have a foot in the eastern US and one in Norway while listening to this stuff. Even the slower passages are pretty fast, but at least they slow down to machine-gun level. You better be in good shape if you start headbanging to this stuff - as Lemmy would put it: "you'll fuck yourself up". Not recommended if you're looking for a solo-fest or sweet melodies or keyboards, this one crushes you on the first note and then keeps going back and forth until you're just one with the pavement.
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