PERISHED - SEID - DISPLEASED
Seid is Perished's second album and represents a band which can play frightfully fast at will. In fact, the Norwegian sextet can play at such speed levels that the listener could be forgiven for believing occasionally the band is about to take flight. The vocals are harsh and, in general, the band gives no indication of a desire to be commercial or palatable. Even the choice of an admirable cover art depicting the slaughter of Christians by Vikings is outstanding.
Having said that, the band's use of a keyboard throughout the album ruins the entire effect. Why a band with so much power would look to dilute itself is disappointing to this writer. What is certain is how it is difficult to respect a band which does not respect itself. Fans of Emperor or Zyklon may look into this. - Ali "The Metallian"