This Italian crossover band from Turin was formed in the year 2000. The band issued a demo called The Redline in 2005. Shows with Arch Enemy and Brujeria followed. The group was also part of the Hellbound Revenge Tour 2005 with 25 Ta Life. Metaphysical Collapse was recorded at One Voice Studio by Daniele Giordana who was the sound technician for the likes of Madball and Agnostic Front.
LIVING CORPSE - METAPHYSICAL COLLAPSE - CORONER
As a rule, reviewing bands with which the reviewer is not previously familiar is more difficult than bands one has heard before. Familiar bands have a known sound, previous albums and are known quantities. While Living Corpse was a brand new name and music to me, assessing the music itself was a rather simple matter. Metaphysical Collapse - cool name and excellent appropriate cover artwork by the way - is simply constructed thrash metal with a good dosage of hardcore. The crossover sound is effective because it’s direct, fast and in-your-face. There are things like breaks and guitar charges all over, but Living Corpse is a band in a hurry and the intent to go for the jugular. An acquired taste undoubtedly is singer Rafael. He sounds like a mix of Vio-lence Sean Killian and Macabre’s Nefarious - only more desperate. Imagining someone with a sound like that, yet sounding more distressed must be difficult, but he exists (right here). These guys are a barrel of thrashing pleasure. - Anna Tergel