Corrosive
Lucifer Gave Us the Faith

There are some similarities between Germany’s Corrosive and Sweden’s Entrails. Both were active in the 90s but never really became fully productive until the reformed on the 00s. Also, both play a beefy, killer form of Old school death metal with a heavy emphasis on killer grooves and Stockholm based riffage.

Corrosive isn’t quite on par with Entrails yet, but they are only 2 albums into their revival (I have not heard 2004s Wrath of the Ungod), but if Lucifer gave Us the Faith is any indication, they will be nipping at their heels shortly.

The guitar tone, while definitely Stockholm inspired,  isn’t quite a full on Swedish buzz, being more latter Grave, and having some Danish chunk akin to Dawn of Demise, Illdisposed (the vocals are similar too) and such,  as does some of the song writing, but these guys deliver tons of fun in the form of some great. groovy mid paced death metal. If you want to hear the Entrails comparison go straight to opener “Taste the Pain” with its massive opening groove and riff at 3:25  and tell me that it could not have been culled from any Entrails album. same goes for opening riff of second track “At the Devil’s Door”.

The rest of the tracks deliver top notch pummeling heft that fans of any bands I’ve mentioned so far will lap up with glee. They can deliver urgent galloping blasts like “Crown of Bones”  controlled moments like in like “Dead Hate Living” and even a little mood and melody like “My Eternal Hatred” or closing title track, but for the most part this is pure fucking bludgeoning heft and groove.  The boys appear to have  sense of humor too as you can see from the above video for “Leftovers” no warehouse an strobe lights here.

A damn solid release that hit that end of 2017 rush that was too late for me to really consider for my year end list, but certainly a really good album and a band I will be looking out for in the future.

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Written by E. Thomas
January 15th, 2018

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