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Review: Force of Darkness - Absolute Verb of Chaos and Darkness
Force of Darkness
Absolute Verb of Chaos and Darkness

Label: Hells Headbangers Records
Year released: 2014
Duration: 20:32
Tracks: 6
Genre: Black/Thrash


Review online: January 6, 2015
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (6 Votes)

And the winner of the 2014 "sounds like Reign in Blood" award goes to...Chile's Force of Darkness! OK, I'll stop poking fun at the band but that won't change the fact their EP, Absolute Verb of Chaos and Darkness, sounds a hell of a lot like the Slayer classic. The music is speedy Thrash with Hanneman/King solos and even though the vocals are a low, proto-Death growl, there are more than few high-pitched Araya like howls. 1986 was a time when the seeds of what was to become both Death Metal and Black Metal were planted and early offspring were often unholy crosses between the styles and that's really what Force of Darkness has going on with this latest offering. Along with the harsh vocals you've got the frenetic drumming and cold, monotonous riffing that would later characterize the Death and Black styles, respectively. As you might guess, Absolute Verb of Chaos and Darkness isn't exactly about innovation but the songwriting and slavish devotion to past heroes raises it up above simple plagiarism into the realm of flattery. Don't buy Absolute Verb of Chaos and Darkness because you are looking for something new but do pick it up if the sounds of 1986 still kick your ass.

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