'God Defamer'

(Osmose productions)


MARK: 83/100



From the forge of remarkable Death metal bands that is the east of Europe, here's a Slovakian act, who've just released their 4th album (second for Osmose); not very prolific as they've been around since 1988 and their first demo dates back to 1992, yet to me it as a warranty of quality instead of the clock-out policy of several bands, forced by labels to deadlines fatal to their inspiration.

If compared to "The Art of Blasphemy" or "Enslave the Weak", these 9 songs are more compact and incisive, thanks to the very professional recording, mixing & mastering at the Studio Stage One by Andy Classen, and not only; there's also a great deal of slowdowns and nice solos, embellishing their brutal and blasphemous death metal structures. In certain passages they strongly remind of Deicide (not a case they'll be their next tour companions), like in "The Mighty Evil"; further style references can be found in the latest Vital Remains, Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal and so on.

There's not an ounce of originality, but if you're searching for your habitual high-quality fix of raw and fast death metal rife with skill in the drumwork and the plot of the 2 demonic guitarists, then you don't have to think about it twice and grab 9 new ways to kill Jesus Christ.