Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Atrocity/Longing For Death/Roadrunner Records/1992 CD Review

Atrocity are a band from Germany that has been around since the mid 80's that started out playing a trchnical form of death metal and this is a review of their classic 1992 album "Longing For Death" which was released by Roadrunner Records.

Drums alternate between slow to midpaced drumming with some fast playing and blast beats being used at times, while thetenor and baritone when used gives the music a dark feel, as for the bass playing it is all rhythm bass with some slow and fast riffs that follow the guitars with some powerful bass leads being used at times.

Rhythm guitars use a mixture of sloe heavy death metal riffs and fast death/thrash riffing, while the lead guitars are very melodic, technical and progressive sounding death metal guitar solos.

Vocals are mostly death metal growls that are very easy to understand with a thrash feel at times and some high pitched screams and clean vocals being used on one song, while the lyrics touch on philosophical style themes, as for the production it sounds very professional for being an early 90's recording and all of the musical instruments have a good sound.

In my opinion Atrocity are a very good band and this was one of their classic albums which was very original sounding for the time period it came out, if you are a fan of classic technical death metal, you should have this album in your collection. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Godless Years" "Sky Turned Red" and "Archangel" which is a cover of a Death tune. RECOMMENDED BUY.

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