|Review: Possession - His Best Deceit
|His Best Deceit
Label: Iron Bonehead Productions
Year released: 2013
Review online: February 13, 2014
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (8 Votes)
You have to sit through an overly long intro comprised of church bells and choirs mixed with guttural, satanic howling at the beginning of Possession's His Best Deceit but the raw Black/Thrash that these Belgians serve up is worth the wait. Taking their cues from the likes of Venom and Celtic Frost, a sloppy, aggressive Thrash, and mixing that with second wave raspy vocals and lightning-fast drumming, Possession execute some unholy Heavy Metal. The vocals are awash in echo giving them an exceptionally haunting vibe and the band's playing is quite good, despite this being essentially a demo. The drums have a nice, organic sound, not at all like the plastic clickety-clicks you sometimes get. The solos evoke the tortured screams of the damned and while the music is fairly bass-heavy, you can still hear them pretty well. His Best Deceit doesn't score high on the originality scale but Possession has a mean streak a mile wide and play with nasty, vicious intent. A solid debut.
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