Septic Christ Guilty As We Were Born by Lior "Steinmetal" Stein at 04 June 2012, 5:54 PM Share this on Facebook | Share this on Twitter
Metal and politics, the politics of Metal, or to be more accurate, the politics of Thrash. With such a connection between the will to root out the worst cases of corruption and political impurity, someone has to take a stand without letting blind eye towards the phenomenon. KREATOR has been doing it constantly for years, going against some of the foundations of modern society gone bad. SEPTIC CHRIST, hailing from Germany, has been putting out the same tones of rallying up against the ones that laugh behind our backs while cleansing the filth of their deeds with the handkerchief tucked in their polished suits. "Guilty As We Were Born", a tough title that contributed to the idea of going also against the cloth, via Malevolence Records, presents clear messages under the veil of American type Thrash with no remorse, just loads of anger.
Right from the start this band's musical direction was pretty recognizable. Slamming their way in the vein of OVERKILL, SLAYER, EXODUS and MUNICIPAL WASTE, this band didn't leave any room for error that they are pissed off. I liked their sound production and how it somewhat reminded the late 80s album of OVERKILL. Every channel sounded so clear and it was easy to distinguish between the instruments. Furthermore, SEPTIC CHRIST's music was more or less obvious and pretty much expected from the get go. Without a room for something different or innovative, they brought up an on flowing old school combustion with an aim to spread their word. Within the solid tracklist, I enjoyed "Be A Man", which was pretty intense with its riffing and unrelenting heaviness followed by gang like vocal section that really thundered the place up. "Political Playground" turned up a notch with a rather Crossover conduct al'a MUNICIPAL WASTE's rapid strikes and speedy rhythms while the Bay Area style of "The Legacy" made me think of what this generation will be leaving behind after it calls it quits.
"Guilty As We Were Born" drags after it a caseload of examples of the hard life, I wouldn't think of any Metal subgenre that would have been appropriate other than Thrash to this manifestation. However, I would say that SEPTIC CHRIST will have a little work to produce a better result. I liked their orientation and their sound but a number of tunes in their list didn't convince as I would have wanted. This is their second album and maybe three is a charm.
Tracklist: 1. Guilty As We Were Born (Intro) 2. Starstruck 3. Screwed and Ill 4. Be a Man 5. The Legacy 6. Welcome to the Championship of Corruption 7. Bomb Monte Carlo 8. Exile the Leaders 9. G.D.L.B. 10. Political Playground 11. Yearning for Salvation 12. Herd Instinct Lineup: JxNothing- Guitar Chris Septic- Bass Joey Collapse- Drums Bobby Shortleg- Vocals Record Label: Malevolence Records
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