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Review: Vulture Industries - The Malefactor's Bloody Register
Vulture Industries
The Malefactor's Bloody Register

Label: Dark Essence Records
Year released: 2010
Duration: 44:21
Tracks: 8
Genre: Progressive Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: February 15, 2011
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Readers Rating
The Malefactor's Bloody Register

Rated 3.57/5 (71.43%) (7 Votes)

After releasing their debut The Dystophia Journals, Vulture Industries shared the stage with Taake, Helheim, Atrox and the likes. Strong with all the support received so far, the Nordic act went back in the studio for their follow up.

The Malefactor's Bloody Register takes up from where their previous album left off, both musically and stylishly. No personnel changes occurred, but there are some guest appearances from Enslaved's own Herbrand Larsen on Hammond organ, as well as extra performers on cello, viola and saxophone. This blend of tonality is considered as progressive extreme music. It contains both clean and harsh vocals. I found the clean ones being a bit too much on the screaming side for the musical direction, and it does not help the songs as such. The compositions are complex while remaining melodic at the same time. What I liked about this disc is that, besides its progressive vibe, the theatrical edge makes the album a fun and entertaining listen. As I said, the vocals (high notes) and the guitar tone can become stressful due to being too upfront. Still, you won't find any bad tracks on this album. My favorite tune sits at spot #4, "The Bolted Door".

A bit of madness done with great musicianship, all the way from Norway, awaits the listener on The Malefactor's Bloody Register.

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Review: The Dystopia Journals (reviewed by Pagan Shadow)
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