http://battlehelm.com/?p=5706 Kaos – “Validated In Blood” EP (Malevolence Records) No kidding man, if this should need a validation, then it should be signed by every f–kin thrasher in the Bay Area from the high n mighty Metallica to Exodus to Forbidden for Kaos are their thrash underdogs who have been scorching the streets of San Francisco since 1988! Still with that classic Bay Area sound, these never say die bangers might be a band out of time, but they’re still dishing it out with chopping thrash a bomb riffs, throat strained vocals and pummeling drums on songs like ‘United We Kill’, ‘Alive To Die’ and their cover of Vio-lence’s ‘Kill On Command’. Aggressive, uncompromising and unashamed, this is how it was, still is, and forever will be according to the law of Kaos!
Hello Nate, As I told you before, MTI co-editor Patrick De Sloover would take care of the review for Septic Christ’s debut album.... Well, the review has been posted a few minutes ago at: http://users.telenet.be/metaltoinfinity/SepticchristcdreviewInfectedexistence.htm TCF review will follow soon brother – I’ll stay on touch... STEFAN (MTI BELGIUM)
Metal To InfinityTIC CIST – Infected Existence (Malevolence Records)
First, I received a promo sampler featuring 4 bands of the Malevolence Records label. This split tour sampler is spread all over to focus on the upcoming gig at youth club ‘‘t Ipperste’ which will present a Metal Over Oostrozebeke gig on July 7th. 2012. This all will take place in Belgium, and the four bands on this sampler will be present that same evening. Besides Kaos, Absentia and T.C.F. we get one track of the new Septic Christ album ‘Guitlty As We Were Born’ due to be released in 2012 and one track of their previous album ‘Infected Existence’, released in 2009.
Now, a few days ago, I received another package with that very first album of Septic Christ in it. ‘Infected Existence’ is created by the German lunatics of Septic Christ and their thrash metal assault is really awesome. This release sounds like the good old days, where production wasn’t thát important, but the live feeling was prior to the overall sound. Well, what they recorded in 2009 will hit you straight in the face. This thrash metal monster started originally as Nothing to Nothing, but after two years of existence, they split up. Now they are back and I believe that they are stronger than ever before!
“Infected Existence” creates a feeling that evokes the good old days of Nuclear Assault mixed with some Anthrax and the hardcore style of Pro-Pain. They know exactly how to add melody in their aggressive attacks and all four members of this band play their buds off! I like the drumming style of Joey Collapse very much. He’s going all the way with full speed and a lot of variation from start to finish. Also the guitars of JxNothing is really bad to the bone. The style is delivering the best of the best of the eighties! Combined with the vocals of Bobby Shortleg you will get 8 tracks that will bring on a smile on your face!
Chris Septic is doing the bass and he’s the one that fills all holes to concrete! ‘Infected Existence’ has been playing and playing several times in my player and I really must confess that there is not one single track that could be described as a filler. Every song has an own identity, has the right punch and the perfect style to make you enjoy this band. This is pure amusement with a heavy twist and I’m sure that I will have some great moments ahead with this album.
All this makes me curious for the next album that will be released this year, but I do hope that they will maintain the sound and vibe on the new album. The track that I already heard on the sampler guides me to safe ground. Septic Christ is able to release the best thrash metal album of Germany, and I do hope that they will succeed!
My rating: 89 / 100 (Review by Patrick De Sloover)
Mad At Sam - Available For Digital Download thru CD Baby : Album URL: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/madatsam Nate McLeod & Malevolence Records
Hails Nate, I just wrote / posted the review for SEPTIC CHRIST new album online at: http://users.telenet.be/metaltoinfinity/SepticchristcdreviewGuiltyaswewereborn.htm Damn right, these guys know how to Thrash in style!! MTI co-editor will write down his thoughts on the other SC album you’ve sent last week. As soon as possible, the review ill be up and running brother – I’ll keep you informed. All the best and we’ll talk later.
Mortus Delict - Debut CD : BLOOD(S)PIT available for Distribution thru : http://www.malevolence-records.us/Store.php, Item # MR-011-D, $9.00 + S&H. Nate & Malevolence Records
Our Bleeding Sun now available on CD Baby : http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/absentia1 Salud, Nathan McLeod & Malevolence Records
Debut CD Infected Existence now available thru CD Baby : http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/septicchrist2
Artists now available thru The Japan Disc Union !!! Septic Christ : http://diskunion.net/metal/ct/list/0/72333493 KAOS : http://diskunion.net/metal/ct/list/0/72333491 T.C.F. : http://diskunion.net/metal/ct/list/0/72333512 AbsentiA : http://diskunion.net/metal/ct/list/0/72333513
The Californian label Malevolence Records is that edited patria gem "Our bleeding sun" of the brand-new finalists of the Wacken Metal Battle ABSENTIA. Following the pattern of the quality, although in a completely different style, Malevolence people brings the ultimate KAOS veterans, formed in California in 1987, and have edited seven demos, three albums, a split, a single and now this devastating ep, a small but brutal shows of the most perfectionist Thrash and old school, but at the same time modern thanks to the great sound that have succeeded in this "Validated in blood". The guys know what they are doing, take time, and it shows in their knowledge do. Even his guitarist Kevin Albert (which not recorded this ep) was singing in the mythical DEFIANCE in his last time before breaking up.What offer us KAOS in the 24 minutes that lasts this ep is pure energy, with multiple nuances and aggressive Metal, from hymns as "United we kill" until killer riffs that would move the head of the dead as the of "Blood red eyes" or "Internal bleeding", two topics in which the speed and the more subtle melody join hands in shaping the best of the mini cd. "Alive to die" is the discordant note of the work on the sacrifice of speed for a pace heavy as a steamroller with any note groove which gives a modern air. To finish, marking a tremendous version of "Kill on command", great song in 1988 edited his debut "Eternal nightmare" the excellent group of the pre - MACHINE HEAD Rob Flynn VIO-LENCE, here KAOS her modernized and accelerate so it sounds even better than the original, due to the respect that infuses the Group towards the more aggressive Metal.It is obvious that KAOS sound much like TESTAMENT, KREATOR, EXODUS and others, but is not easy sounding so well and not be a cartoon or one group. This is not the case of these five battling thrashers, they have skills to be recognized once and for all by the public of the aforementioned bands and get the recognition they deserve. I have to say that a very high percentage of Thrash groups that sprout which daisies in spring thanks to the revival of the style seem opportunistic and nothing interesting. In this little more new style can bring, but note that there are people who leads the Thrash in the blood and knows that transmit excellently. KAOS is one of those groups, which thanks to the intense promotion that are doing with them both Malevolence and his manager Michelle Murray (of which many "managers" should learn from her honesty and supporting the underground) are becoming slowly a hole in this saturated scene.KAOS deserve its place, that much is clear, you @ s you now decide if you agree with me. Do with this great ep and prepares you to move your head.Related entriesABSENTIA - Our bleeding sun, 2011