|Review: Rotten Sound - Murderworks|
Label: Necropolis Records
Year released: 2002
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: June 9, 2002
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
Most people that have read other reviews know that I am not a very big fan of the grindcore genre of metal as I find it very repetitive and very easy to lose your place from one song to the next. The usual muddy guitar sound attributed to a lot of this genre is something else I can really do without but even with these factors included I actually liked this album.
Rotten Sound is a band from Finland that has proven their ability while touring with some big names in Europe such as Malevolent Creation, Hateplow and In Aeturnum. The main focus is pure out and out speed but with melody and very clear production that makes each instrument really stand out. Being a drummer myself for the past 14 years I have a tendency to focus on the work done behind the kit and I have to say the drummer for this band is very, very impressive. Not simply from shear speed, which in itself is worthy of note, but his technique is simply flawless. How the hell this guy finds enough time to do fills while playing some of the faster parts is simply unreal.
At its heart this is still a grindcore album and something I would really have to be in the mood to listen to but if this band ever decided to go more for a straight death/thrash metal sound I could easily see that getting some very serious playtime in my CD player. Still I would certainly not hesitate to recommend this album to anyone with more extreme tastes in metal and even some that have never cared for the grind genre may want to at least check out a few MP3’s and see for yourself.
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