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Review: Psychopathic Terror - 4: You Shall Not Destroy
Psychopathic Terror
4: You Shall Not Destroy

Label: Independent
Year released: 2013
Duration: 38:01
Tracks: 9
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: July 1, 2013
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 2.91/5 (58.18%) (11 Votes)

Petri "Pete" Ilvespakka, a.k.a Pete Desecrator, is a Finnish underground Metal figure whose history includes the bands Depravity, Sigillum Diaboli, Diaboli and last but not least, Psychopathic Terror. All of his bands have gained an underground, "kvlt" following over the years, both in the Death and Black Metal communities.

Psychopathic Terror is Pete's one-man project that began by churning out a mix of both Death and Thrash Metal, then evolved from there into a pure 90's-sounding Death Metal band. The fourth opus from Psychopathic Terror is something else, again. I don't know whether to call this a "progression" or a "regression" but on 4: You Shall Not Destroy there are little doses of Thrash Metal melted together with a grinding Death Metal sound and lots of Industrial Metal. This makes the album quite the oddball among Psychopathic Terror albums. I must confess I have mixed feelings about the band's transition into this Industrial-tinged act because, in my sincere opinion, Pete did much better with both Death and Thrash Metal on his previous releases. This Industrial-flavored album is quite a big leap by Pete toward something where he isn't that experienced, i.e. Ministry-flavored Industrial Metal.

So, as Mr. Arnold Schwarznegger might command him; "Pete, get back to the Death Metal choppa again, or you'll just be erased." At least I think that's what Arnold said...

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