Micawber
Hell On Earth

It’s been two year since I last heard from Micawber. Their last album Bloodrunner contained some amazing music. Though it was plagued by a demo quality the album was insanely heavy. They return with a follow up album entitled Hell On Earth; this is easily one of my favorite deathcore releases all year. The band is still unsigned yet their music puts a lot of other bands to shame in the scene right now.

Micawber are from Two Rivers, Wisconsin and they play deathcore. Hell On Earth is an album made to kill and dispose of anyone that gets in their way. An album made by people that love the genre and put every ounce of energy into their music.

The album starts out with an intro called “Outro.” After the short minute and a half, things quickly get brutal. “I Hope You Like Songs About Egypt” comes out swinging from the fiery gates of hell with some sick riffs that brings to mind Behemoth. The vocals eventually jump in and the song starts to kick off. Sick riffs lay waste as the double bass annihilates everything in its path. The song eventually fades out with a monstrous breakdown that leads straight into the ferocious “Pilgrum.” A noticeable changed on this album is the inclusion of black metal on a lot of the songs. Cold piercing tremolo riffs that sound as if they are storming the gates of heaven while god is weeping on his throne from the ass kicking he is about to get. Around the two minute mark one of the most frightening breakdown hits and holy hell what a breakdown it is.

The album eventually continues on as if they are a lion about to strike and devour their prey. “Thrashed Potatoes” is a quick and deadly attack on ones ears. This two minute track contains a sick solo that incorporates a lot of sweep picking; the black metal influence shines through on this song as well. The album eventually comes to an end in the form of “White Trash.” A really devastating song that will shatter and squeeze the life out of one’s body as the blatant attack on mankind charges its last throes and ends in the cadence of an unholy breakdown.

If Molotov Solution and Rose Funeral conceived a child Micawber would be that child. Even the child from The Omen would cower in fear as Micawber rips apart everything in its dedicated path to destruction.

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Written by Jesse Wolf
December 7th, 2010

Comments

  1. Commented by: Erik Thomas

    Fairly generic I thought, not as good as the King Conquer


  2. Commented by: noe,lvis txdm

    this album does infact kill… not a fan of too much deathcore but its got a big following down here-south texas-

    isnt it White Thrash, tho? maybe i read it wrong


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