RESUSCITATOR - WARRIOR'S DEATH - DISPLEASED
Resuscitator is a veteran California black metal band whose new album is an eccentric mixture of earlier Ulver, Dødheimsgard and Mayhem. The band's approach is certainly not cliched or stereotypical, but rather bizarre and always simplistic. In fact, there is nary a hint of musical ability apparent throughout songs like Blessings Of Satan, As We Conquer or Legions From The Past. Especially galling is the snarling voice of Sache. His vocal line sounds like a hallucinogenic lizard on acid. The band's sheer devotion to speedy one-note onslaughts is offset by the Sabbath-esque drone of Father Of Obscurity and the thrashing style of alternate riffs. Also glorious is the appropriate cover artwork.
A true devotion to unknown underground black metal is essential to appreciating Resuscitator. More importantly, being lost in a haze of illicit drugs will certainly heighten the mood for the absorption of Warrior's Death. - Ali "The Metallian"