One of the
more interesting and underestimated bands from Russia (not to be confused
with the homonymous from Germany), the trio gets to the first self produced
CD after a demo released in 2001, though they've been around for a long
while in different acts in the late '90s.
They deal with a fairly skillful, brutal Death metal that they like
to define 'Psycho-Death metal'; it's a genre ripe with angular repentine
interruptions, sometimes jazzy. What's stressed out from their compositions
is the fact that their riffs testify a research of diverse solutions
from the usual ones we're accustomed to listening to from a Death metal
outfit, and this is prominently verifiable in "The Extract"
and "The Last Dawn", wheareas first-rate 5-string bass
lines are found in the opener and in the first slice of "With
Inner Light of Supreme Truth", resembling the latest Carcass
even if Rest In Pain sound heavier as they barely have melodic structures.
Standing ovation for "Invented Heaven": for the drumwork
preceding the guitar solo, which introduces us to a Doom/Death part
with highly corrosive vocals. The psychotic finalé slowly walks
down the stairs of a twisted and morbid axe solo. What an awesome track!
Moreover, the clip of "The Letter" is added in the
enhanced CD, with vintaged shots in the rehearsal room, on stage and
from an interview on TV. The song starts melodic but is quickly led
to the common railways of the 3-piece, summing up the main characteristics
of their sound.
The Moscow musicians, maybe thanks to the ageness that gives experience,
goods that you can't buy anywhere, reveal a proper identity and pay
special attention to the geometrical guitar plots; they play quite precisely,
nevertheless they must improve the arrangements; however, they seem
ready for a record deal.
Let me conclude by saying all types of Death metal adepts won't repent
having purchased a copy of this 5-track.
MARKUS GANZHERRLICH - 20th March 2005