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RE-ARMED / Press

“..It has taken Re-Armed fifteen years to reach this milestone of an album and they should be proud of what they have displayed to me in this collection of prophetic tracks. The Era of Precarity is a journey into a realm of the evil of humanity and the music has the wicked nature to match. Whether it be the thumping bass, the unforgiving guitars, the fierce drum patterns or the powerful vocals, this record should be able to please death, black, and thrash metal fans alike. From breakneck blasts to tranquil clean interludes, Re-Armed will keep you hooked on their newest musical instalment, The Era of Precarity. 85/100 at Metal-archives.com”

“The Era of Precarity is more than solid, sporting amazing delivery, tracks with depth, and showcases truckloads of riffs any melodic metal fan can sink their teeth into. A release that flows remarkably well and lives up to repeated listens with ease. If there’s any justice in the scene this is an album you will continue to hear about for months, perhaps years to come. Cult's Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Horns Up!”

"Total Lack of Communication" -EP now on Spotify, Deezer, Itunes, etc. Stream! Download!

"Bei Re-Armed handelt es sich um ein bodenständiges Death-Unternehmen aus Finnland, das neben einem Arsch voll Demos und den beiden Longplayern "Worldwide Hypnotize" und "Rottendam" nun auch eine EP im Regal hat. Re-Armed muss bescheinigt werden, in ihrem Songwriting der Flitzgitarre genügend Raum überlassen zu haben, dass ein Song wie "Meant To Be Broken" von einem Achtungs-Mittelteil lebt, in dem sich die Saiten opulent auslassen. Im dritten und letzten Track "Unhuman" fällt auch die Verwendung von Tasteninstrumenten auf, dass eine moderne Komponente zu begründen, dem Verfasser dieser Zeilen nicht erspart blieb. Doch die Finnen lassen die Kirche im Dorf und übertreiben nicht, dass diese EP ein kurzweiliges Vergnügen darstellt, an dem auch Verfechter des Neunziger-Sounds ihren Spaß haben werden. Es könnte ein starkes Album zu erwarten sein..."

"...In den anderen beiden Stücken dann alles andere als dasselbe Spiel, denn RE-ARMED zeigen, dass sie auch mit Groove und mit wiederholenden, einprägsamen Momenten können. Im Ohr behalten, absolut!"

“Nice YouTube review for "Total Lack of Communication" -EP online!”

“..The headline act RE-ARMED bring a stupendous and raging end to the gig. Modern death metal all the way from Finland, Re-Armed's new album is due for release in January 2014, and if the rest of the tour was anything like this gig, I imagine it should sell very well. The enthusiasm of the crowd having been driven to full boil by this point, the lead vocalist Jouni Matilainen makes full use of the room, and his wireless microphone's capabilities. Not content with merely making his way in and out of the crowd numerous times during songs, he also makes a small venture to the bar top. Couple this with the bassist wandering into the crowd and spending some time playing on the floor, as well as an audience member being lifted to the ceiling for a brief Spiderman impression, and you end up with an electric set and a thoroughly enthused crowd..”

" We decided to watch one of the bands on the third stage again and this time we had the pleasure to see Finnish death/thrash metal band Re-Armed play. The band played really tight and I was really impressed with the quality of their music. There weren’t many people around, but these Finns still managed to get a small moshpit going. It’s only too bad that smaller and talented bands like Re-Armed get completely overlooked at a big event like Neurotic Deathfest. Hopefully I’ll catch them another time under more favourable conditions. " (FD)

“RE-ARMED erfinden das Rad und den Metal zwar nicht neu, arbeiten aber auf einem konstant hohen Niveau, von dem sich einige Neulinge oder mittlerweile alte Hasen schon mal eine Scheibe spendieren lassen könnten. Zwar sind sie vom ausgegebenen Ziel die Welt zu hypnotisieren noch ein Stück weit entfernt, aber mit Sicherheit auf dem richtigen Weg dorthin. Immerhin klingen die Songs alle wie aus einem Guss und lassen keinerlei Langeweile aufkommen. Allenfalls die doch knappe Spielzeit und das Ausbleiben eines richtigen Knallersongs könnte man hier bemängeln. Das ist dann aber schon Meckern auf einem hohen Niveau. Wenn "Göteborg Metal" aus finnischen Landen immer so klingt (und sich evtl. noch weiterentwickelt), dann bitte mehr davon! / Lady Metal Webzine”

"Worldwide Hypnotize" -album review at Lady Metal Webzine

"..Eine gute halbe Stunde lang feuern RE-ARMED ohne jegliche Rücksicht auf Verluste neun Krachsalven ab und schaffen es damit auf Anhieb, mächtig Eindruck zu hinterlassen. Absolute Killerscheibe!" / BLAST!

"Worldwide Hypnotize" -album review at BLAST!

“Suffocation and Origin tournee thru Europe - Joined by guests Re-Armed and Unbreakable Hatred, THE END OF HUMANITY tour is all set to crush its way around Europe and destroy all in its path.”

"..Worldwide Hypnotize is full of jaw dropping riffs that could hold their own against the heavyweights of the death metal scene and infectious grooves that make you want to flatten skulls!"


“Album review at Finnish rockmetalpunkzine SUE! Only in Finnish!”

“...The production is stellar, especially for a self-financed album. Extra love for the hard-thudding drum sounds. Overall, Re-Armed is a band that has clearly paid its dues to amass great technical skills and they utilize it to serve many stylings of extreme metal on Worldwide Hypnotize. It feels like they’re still searching for that exact sound of their own, but the great potential is very evident.”

“Official video for "Natural Backlash" is now available on youtube!”