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Review: Paganizer - Murder Death Kill
Murder Death Kill

Label: Xtreem Music
Year released: 2003
Tracks: 9
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: July 16, 2003
Reviewed by: Scott Murray
Readers Rating
Murder Death Kill

Rated 3.2/5 (64%) (5 Votes)

One of the absolute finest new wave Swedish death bands returns again after last year’s monstrous Dead Unburied with another impressive offering of raw ferocity and lumbering hate. As a matter of fact, this is the third year in a row that Paganizer has released an album. It doesn’t take long to realize that these Swedes have got it down pat. Pounding bass groves, ominous slowdowns, diverse kit work, firey solos and a true beast on the mic in Rogga Johannson come together as one of the most impressive acts I’ve ever come across in their particular area of metal expertise.

The blasting intro to Bleed Unto Me has classic written all over it, as does the opening cut Meateater, that thrashes about like a ravenous carnivore who has caught the scent of blood.

There isn’t a whole tonne of difference between Murder Death Kill and last year’s release. They act on fairly equal terms, but I find that this one is played with more confidence then before, as Paganizer now finds itself settled into the sound that works for them. The 2001 release Promoting Total Death seemed less defined then the more recent two, Dead Unburied being the first to really take the shape musically of bands such as Bloodbath, Grave, and Vomitory.

There is a certain spunk and energy in Paganizer that I find seperates it from the rest of the crowd in this scene. I admire the passion they so obviously put into every release year after year and definitely see good things for these hungry headbangers in the future. This one is highly, and I mean for the love of Satan HIGHLY recommended!

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