The Italian thrashers were originally formed as O.D.O in 1997 before changing over to Death Mechanism in 2003. Bassist Daniele and drummer Rambo took off and left singer and guitarist Pozza, bassist Simone and drummer Manu standing for the debut album. Drummer Manu was with the mature Bulldozer beginning 2008. The band’s 2010 full-length album was really an EP plus the band’s 2006 Human Error .. Global Terror demo. The band appeared at the Italian Gods Of Metal show in 2010.
DEATH MECHANISM - NECROTECHNOLOGY
Boy, get past the strictly amateurish cover art and the messy colours and you will find a four song demo packed to the rafters with great thrash metal like Sodom would deliver in the '80s on albums like Persecution Mania and Agent Orange. Those were the days of heralded and unbridled wicked thrash and Italy's Death Mechanism goes about its business with a straightforward conviction that begs to be blasted out loudly. The band also incorporates a little Slayer and Kreator into its list of influences. The trio has even obliged the listener with rippingly fast solos. What else do you need? For more information write to firstname.lastname@example.org or the band at email@example.com. - Ali "The Metallian"
DEATH MECHANISM - MASS SLAVERY - JOLLY ROGER
It’s not simply because of the band’s name, but at first listen Death Mechanism sounds a lot more deathly than the band really is. The more one listens to this 14-track 47-minute disc, the more one discerns the thrash metal sounds and patterns in the trio. Mass Slavery is deadly all the same and has music not far removed from the first and especially second Epidemic (Bay Area) albums. The music rages at high early Sadus speeds and a croaking singer (Pozza) and pounding drummer hammer the point home. The barrage of unending heaviness and speed is a welcome in a world of compromises, as are the very very kreator-ish solos, which are lifted seamlessly from Pleasure To Kill and Terrible Certainty. Why the band fades out a track like Extinction, and in the process emulates a pop-ism, is unclear, but overall this thing is the real thing. Mass Slavery is a deceptively simple meditation on the connection between speed and heaviness. Just get a more distinctive cover artwork next time and send us newer material not a re-release of older music.
If you thought a label by the name of Jolly Roger Records would only release Running Wild-ish music think again. - Ali “The Metallian”