Ohio’s Heinous Killings is the project of former Clean Flesh/Erotic Icisions singer Jospeh Wolfe. The act is supported live by diverse members like former Regurgitation/Necrotic disgorgement guitarist Ben Deskins, former Erotic Incisions guitarit Harold Burton, bassist Phil Good and drummer D.J. France.
A demo was issued in 2005 and followed by an album in late 2006.
HEINOUS KILLINGS - HUNG WITH BARBWIRE - UNMATCHED BRUTALITY
Take a look at the band’s name, album’s title, the label and there is not a hint of compromise in sight. This is brutality deluxe gone berserk and mutilating all comers left, right and centre. The album, therefore, seemed promising. Beginning an album with yet another sample is never a good idea, but that is not the main problem with the album. As much as the swift explosion of destruction and barrage of low frequency growls is appreciated at Metallian Towers tracks like Possessed To Kill, Strangled By Intestines, Skinned Alive In Acid, Severed Throat Stabs and the beautifully-titled Nailed Cranium are too alike to stand apart. As song after song unfolds it soon becomes clear that the band/man has pushed the limits of extremeness to such an extent that what riffs there are have melded into one puree of death brutal metal. Another big part of the problem is the drum machine, which completely takes away any semblance of individuality or uniqueness. A computer cannot create a feeling, least of all a feeling of violence and power.
Bottom line, Heinous Killings has its violent heart in the right place, but needs distinct songs, actual drums and a more defined riff base to make it work. - Ali “The Metallian”