From the neverending
tank of glorious bands that is Scandinavia, here comes Karmageddon Media's
first release, Finnish 5-piece specialized in old school death metal.
Already from the opener "Flesh Breaks to Open Wounds"
you can recognize a style quite in the likes of Obituary, as to riffing
and drumming, whereas the growling and the screaming take inspiration
from Six Feet Under., yet some riffs are a little more modern. It really
seems that Obituary are reborn in a new body when you hear the fantastic
initial riff of "Motivated to Kill", so sick and almighty
a riff, men! The vocals are once again 6FU-derived, but the guys explicit
their influences on the booklet instead of denying them, so I appreciate
their honest attitude too. Another song worth being mentioned is "Necrophag",
including a genius strike, a gun loading noise in the middle of the
song. If you wanna hear a guitar neighing, then the fast death metal
of "No Time to Bleed" has been written for you; you'll
also enjoy the good solo and the one of "Torture to Death",
containing a wicked ending riff.
It's useless to spend too many words on a record I can't find any faults
in; to me Torture Killer is a synonym, or better, a short way to mean
healthy old-school Death metal in its finest form with cool intros about
zombies and necrophiles that won't miss conquering all Mortician lovers
as well. In a nutshell: a masterpiece! What are you still waiting for?
Go get your copy now!
MARKUS GANZHERRLICH - 20/2/04