SUDDEN DEATH - INJECTION OF HATE - DEADBANG
Despite the Italians’ formulaic name, album title and sound the album is still a good gamble for those of us who love brutal, crushing death metal. The growled vocals, chunky riffs, screaming tremolo, blasting drums and thick production are all here. This is mostly fast stuff, but on the last song (Too Dead To Fuck) the band sounds slightly like Cannibal Corpse and crushes to the sound of a woman moaning the whole way through. Good idea, if that is an exhumed or resurrected corpse. That must be great sex! Either way, the song’s idea gives new meaning to the name of the band’s record company. Injection Of Hate will appeal to fans of Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse, Torture killer and Dying Fetus. - Anna Tergel
SUDDEN DEATH – STILLBORN - ART GATES
The only knock against this release is that it is a mere EP, one of the five tracks is an intro and that not all the tracks are new with Too Dead To Fuck stemming from the Injection Of Hate album.
With that said the guitar lick on the title track says it all. This is the best EP released this year or next. Whether speed-oriented like Flood To The Ground or heavy-oriented like The Right To Kill this disc is an explosive slab of brutal death metal that will wipe the grin off the face of any but the most hardened and dedicated death metal fanatics. The song Stillborn is against faster yet incorporates some dissonant harmonics in the background. Too Dead To Fuck is both faster and heavier. The song nods to Cannibal Corpse and the hiss of the drums needs to sound better. With that said the production is fine and loud. This album will come into your audio system like an atomic bomb comes into an old house. The guitars cut like a knife and the drums will bury the weaker listener like a barrage of artillery. The vocals are bestial and the blasting heavier than heavy. Listen to a recording of Opeth fans in the background on Too Dead To Fuck.
The intro is not kidding around when it proclaims ‘destroy.’ Anyone who has enjoyed Disgorge (Mexico) or Carnal Decay or Cannibal Corpse will want this. Make it Stillborn if you buy one album this year. – Ali “The Metallian”