Kill
Death Kill Metal

The name says it all. Kill, you know; like murder, homicide, manslaughter… Like death fucking metal! I got word of the anti-metaphorically titled album by the Polish, uh, killers via a reliable underground U.S. label after said label had secured 10 copies for the distro. In short order, $8 was sent their way and here am I reviewing the too-short, but totally satisfying 27 minutes of traditional, U.S. style death metal. Don’t you just love pleasant surprises? I do, especially when the blood flows so freely after the meat is ripped right off the bone. You can finish your dinner now.

So “Death Kill Metal” is seven tracks of straight up, groovy death metal that relies heavily on stuttering, chain sawing riffs and wastes no time with guitar solos or rhythmic angularity. And in this case, that’s really all you need to get a quick-fix of the straight-up and the beaten down. Songs like “Steel Garotte” do the business in less than three minutes with dry, scraping riffs and polka beats with well-placed and delectable harmonic squawks, all led by a throaty mid-range growl that isn’t as deep as I tend to prefer, but somehow suits the tunes.

In fact, there really isn’t a bummer in the bunch. “Holy Inquisition” is up-tempo sandpaper groove, “Peccatum” is riffed up and rolling, and the cover of Cannibal Corpse’s ’ “Stripped, Raped and Strangled” is, quite honestly, a perfect choice; in part because Kill borrows a fair amount from the Barnes-era of the band and because it’s such a damn catchy tune, no matter who is performing it. In short, Death Kill Metal won’t set the world aflame, but I sure do like it. Solid stuff. Be on the lookout for what I would assume will be a follow up titled “Death Kill Fuck Stab Metal.”

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Written by Scott Alisoglu
August 20th, 2010

Comments

  1. Commented by: noe,lvis txdm

    cant wait for the follow up, lol

    great driving tunes though-


  2. Commented by: Reignman35

    I agree… solid stuff. Good ol’ death metal that knows what it’s trying to do and pulls it off very well.


  3. Commented by: john

    What US distro has this for 8?


  4. Commented by: Scott Alisoglu
  5. Commented by: shaden

    i found it for five at one of my fave distros,6 bucks with shipping.


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