SEPTIC CHRIST - GUILTY AS WE WERE BORN MALEVOLENCE RECORDS Metal To Infinity http://users.telenet.be/metaltoinfinity/SepticchristcdreviewGuiltyaswewereborn.htm Septic Christ was founded in the Southern part of German by a bunch of guys really into Thrash Metal. It was back in late '07 early '08, Septic Christ had a mission to complete – taking the world by storm with their own way of Metal so called Thrash! A bit later on, the band has heard with the release of a three track demo entitled “Pleasures Of The T.H.R.A.S.H.” and you can better take this titled for real. Available on CD but also on cassette tapes, just like in the good old days, remember? Thrash Metal maniacs those who like their stuff mean and pure liked the demo – starting from there, Septic Christ has been linked to favourable reactions from press / media as well. Excellent start for the band and more was well underway. A debut album “Infected Existence” appeared in May '09 & was highly praised within the underground Metal movement. Septic Christ might be unknown for some of you out there but take it from me that their these guys know how to Thrash for sure! A very well done debut album has always requires for a follow-up so Septic Christ did what their fanbase longed for to record a brand new album, meanwhile unleashed through Malevolence Records (California, USA). CEO ‘Nate of this label delivers a great job releasing, besides Septic Christ, also a few other worthy and highly recommended works coming from Kaos, Absentia, T.C.F. and Mat At Sam. Each one of these releases has loads of aggression and power on board but once again, worshippers of Thrash Metal will have a blast while checking out these mentioned troops of thrashing steel. Back to Septic Christ and their new output “Guilty As Were Born” well, talking about fast and furious kinda Bay Area style Thrash Metal. The album completely defined what I’m trying to tell you here. Damn sure, the album kills, rips & destroy all the sickness in the world. Violent aggression that burns from within obviously, they want to bring a message to the outside, to me mostly fucked up world of today. Titles like: ‘Screwed And Ill’, ‘Welcome To The Championship Of Corruption’, ‘Exile The Leaders’ and ‘Political Playground’ underline the fact. Make your own position hard while making Metal music is a very good point - do not mince your own word, just spit it out no matter what it takes. The titletrack is actually an intro followed by eleven new songs able to blow you apart. “Guilty As Were Born” takes me back into the good old days of US Thrash Metal and genius acts like Atrophy, Demolition Hammer, Crumbsuckers, early Sacred Reich / Anthrax / Nuclear Assault, Kaos, & Sacrifice. Aggressive, harsh vocals that spares nothing or nobody. In full force and fully merciless, he spits aggression right into your face. Awesome thrashing guitar rhythms including fast solo’s to be sharp as a knife from the beginning till the end. Occasionally, there are some less rapid moments to gasping for air and believe me, you will need it. The album offers mainly aggression and speed but another interesting fact to mention is that Septic Christ is definitely able to build up their songs spontaneously and determined! Real good album for those not afraid to go hard and fast – I would urge to order Septic Flesh’s new album “Guilty As We Were Born” to all die-hard Thrash Metal maniacs quickly through THIS link. Along with Kaos, Absentia and T.C.F., Septic Flesh will play at the Metal Over Oostrozebeke Festival (Belgium) at Jul 7, 2012. More info on the festival HERE. Killer Thrash Metal album reflecting a Bay Area character! My Points: 88 / 100 (Review by Stefan)
KAOS - VALIDATED IN BLOOD MALEVOLENCE RECORDS Metal To Infinity http://users.telenet.be/metaltoinfinity/KaoscdreviewValidatedinblood.htm My Points: 92 / 100 (Review by Stefan)
Malevolence Records© http://www.mariosmetalmania.com/ ABSENTIA – Our Bleeding Sun (CD) KAOS – Validated in Blood (MCD SEPTIC CHRIST – Guilty As We Were Born (CD) SEPTIC CHRIST – Infected Existence (CD) TALAMYUS – Raven's Call to Annihilation (CD)
MALEVOLENCE RECORDS - 2012 EUROPEAN TOUR SAMPLER
Publisher: Malevolence Records
Bands on this disc:
KAOS Septic Christ TCF Absentia
1 Kaos - Internal Bleeding (2012 Validated in Blood) 2 Absentia - If Only I (2011 Our Bleeding Sun) 3 Septic Christ - yearning for Salvation (2012 Guilty As We Were Born) 4 TCF - An Eye for an Eye (2011 Where Madness Reigns) 5 Kaos - Let God Sort Them Out (2010 Pits of Existence) 6 Absentia - A Kiss From Hellaven (2009 Heaven Still Burns) 7 Septic Christ - Wake Up (2009 Infected Existence) 8 TCF - Core 88 (2009 Speed or Bleed) http://www.vaskarc.hu/articles.php?article_id=863 Rating: 8/10 Author: Balazs White F_Balazs - 03 January 2013 · 0 Comments · 109 Reads ·
TALAMYUS - RAVEN'S CALL TO ANNIHILATION 2011 Publisher: PRC Music Documentary: Malevolence Records Web: Talamyus Facebook http://www.vaskarc.hu/articles.php?article_id=856 Dany St-Jean-Bass, Jonathan Herbst-Drums Benoît St-Jean-Guitar,Vocals, Nikolai Olekhnovitch-Guitar Songs: 1 Raven's Call to Annihilation 2 Inner Turmoil 3 The Dead Will Walk the Earth 4 The Berserkers 5 Remembering the Gods 6 Spawn of the Elements 7 Darker Days Lie Ahead 8 Disciples of Hypocrisy 9 Warlock 10 The Curse A keen metallic netbúvárok certainly have to be familiar with the Canadian Talamyus name, if different plates that Raven's Call to Annihilation was not hearsay level, because the band is the third in a row. Just about as much due to them, in those days brought out a plate when I peaked in the viking metal per Madness (2005 and 2007), and although I would not say that the style waves horse trained particularly serious heights have increased the band music, so far as I know, the style was known supporters of the troops. That he give them the Raven's Call to Annihilation how will please not know me, in any event, such a deep impression did not leave the material, being musically far there is no much of a eresztésről, beyond the team's Viking units in former times also began vigorously to cut the the straightened look was redesigned so that a smooth old school thrash metal can be defined in the heard, of course, tiny Amon Amarth, Einherjer overtones ... Anytime is safe to consume music is heard in the Raven's Call to Annihilation-you, but the person can easily feel that they are too many clichés and megmikrózott, unhooked shelf template. Of course pleasantly smooth throughout and the tuff thrash riffs and a bit trite leaning ritmusgitározás only those of the eye to insert necessarily all of their costs catches want to find Talamyus wedge in his music, but the fact that Canadian guys have megerőltethették themselves much better because nowadays not seem such or similar songs may be a day for a whole disc material open letter slight exaggeration. Melodic death metal, power / heavy and old school thrash metal cliches too numerous to mention pops out constantly, all of Amon Amarth is typical gumivikinges, muffled sound is packed with many epic solos, Iron Maiden and galoppozással (!), sticky canned Viking melodies, and I was forced to think that this is one more band that career waist suddenly figured out that he was In the classic heavy / power and régisulis thrash metal s sake will respectfully pay tribute ... In particular situations, but the fact remains likable album has done this, you can hear it in the future, but only if you really have added value to the style because unnecessary search through a single or unique voice is not unfortunately the disc, correct finger exercise, undertaken artisan work. Those who sting is usually that sort of thing, they persuade him straight to the plate supply / megfülelésére, given that that disadvantage due to kliséiből the material in one of the advantages, since a tried and elsewhere have been thoroughly learned, knows all because of music involved, especially the 2000 Approaching from Viking's death and thrash revival movement, so uncertain factors zsákbamacskáról or in this case, absolutely can not talk about ... Not a world changing material, a bit boring, is based on a lot of the same schema with the Raven's Call to Annihilation-self, yet graceful, melodic and simple metal music, and as such, has its own charm, so I can hardly be angry for this team. Of course, in return for very high scores do not count, because pretty mean things are concerned, but considering that by the end of 2012 too many big names did not slid into the extra time to smooth out you can then spend up to Talamyus wedge last album as well - of course, only If there is no better music in our neighborhood! Rating: 7.7 / 10 Author: Balazs White F_Balazs - 18 December 2012 · 0 Comments · 115 Reads
Septic Christ - "Guilty As We Were Born" (Germany) http://www.masterful-magazine.com/recenzja_result.php?wynik=detail&rodzaj=recenzje&id=30813 Malevolence Records Despite statements to the contrary, metalheads are just as conformist as everyone else. We might argue that we don’t do trends, or that we don’t turn our heads whenever the wind changes, but the fact is that we do. If we don’t support trends, why then do retro-thrash and stupid deathcore continue to remain popular? Case in point is Septic Christ here. With the Teutonic thrash triumvirate (Destruction, Kreator, Sodom) going stronger and showing more vitality than ever, it’s easy to forget that there are young upstarts in the genre as well, trying to claw at the feet of the masters. Septic Christ is one these hungry upstarts. Originally formed as Nothing to Nothing in October 2005, but split up a short time later. The band then reformed as Septic Christ in December 2007. In any case, having smelled the continuing popularity of all things retro-thrash metal (which probably truly took off when they formed) is now releasing their second album. Not that this is bad, no. Shockingly, it is pretty good when it comes right to it. But just because something is good, doesn’t mean it’s fantastic and should be lauded as the next big thing. Sure, this is a band that is probably a bit better than the local yokels screaming at every streetcorner these days, but this is hardly the future of retro-thrash we’re talking about here. This is just another bunch of long-haired, hard drinking dudes that managed to land a recording contract - in vain hope of growing beyond the local bar and club circuit. One can only hope that one day they’ll write some truly fantastic music and finally come of the shadows of their inspirations, that they finally grow the conjones to stop the blind worship and do something with the genre themselves. Not that "Infected Existence" is bad, it is just so predictable, so safe, so written-within-the-rules. Metal was exciting once, this is not. http://www.malevolence-records.us/ Wouter 6
Septic Christ - "Infected Existence" (Germany) Malevolence Records http://www.masterful-magazine.com/recenzja_result.php?wynik=detail&rodzaj=recenzje&id=30814 In a lot of ways Septic Christ is a lot like those East-European starlets you see on any of the tubes. She can look sufficiently horny at the camera and her body is exactly as tight and curvaceous as you’d image, yet when asked a simple question you’re not sure she’ll be able to form a coherent sentence. When she moves her body and stretches her legs, you still want to grab her, no question. Far-fetched analogy aside, the same rings true for Septic Christ, this is another in a long line of neo-retro/worship acts that tick all the right boxes - but do little beyond that. This record has written Bay Area thrash (Exodus, Metallica, Slayer, Testament) all over itself, in big capital letters and spraypainted in all the neat colors, just to be sure. While it doesn’t quite possess the big hooks and memorable arrangements that the greats of this genre have, it at least has an abundance of swagger and can-do attitude to make up for its compositional shortcomings. It also helps that it was recorded at Iguana Audio Production (Necrophagist) and that the artwork by Andrei Bouzikov is a deadringer for the classic works of de facto thrash god Ed Repka. You might say that Cripper, Evile, Suicidal Angels, Warbringer and Municipal Waste have this angle of the sound covered, and you’d be indeed right - but where’s the fun in that? If anything it proves that there’s more to Germany than washed up has-beens like Tankard and Exumer. We all know the Teutonic Three, so those don’t count. If it stops people from latching unto Rammstein, the better... http://www.malevolence-records.us/ Wouter 6
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