RAVAGER - NAXZGUL RISING - OSMOSE
Ravager might be history, but the members are still active in other bands like Demonized. In the meanwhile, like the other bands these crazy Mexicans play in, Ravager is a bulldozing death metal onslaught that will stop for nothing and nobody short of Satan herself. Naxzgul Rising has a fast demeanour and is closest to Morbid Angel or Angelcorpse without ripping either band off. There are few solos here, which is a pity seeing how adept and Possessed-inspired the few present are. The band does slow down occasionally, - check out the crush of Crest Fallen Of Divinity for example - but is primarily of interest to those of us who like their metal played at the speed of sound and with a demon instead of a vocalist. - Ali "The Metallian"