Fleshgore - May God Strike Me Dead review
|Album:||May God Strike Me Dead|
|Release date:||May 2006|
02. Fag End
03. Day Of Doom
07. No Way Out!
08. Time To Stop
09. Twisted Reality
In 2004, the Ukrainian band Fleshgore released a demo with some of the songs found in this album, they easily found a good record deal and created this full-length called "May God Strike Me Dead". If you've read the last Fleshgore's review I wrote, you already know how they sound; I usually don't repeat the things I already wrote, but this time it's quite necessary believe me.
This album sounds incredibly different than their previous material; "May God Strike Me Dead" shows an experienced band with polished songwriting, tight musical skills, super-catchy riffing, technical approaches, greater vocals and clean production (not muddy and dried as in "Killing Absorption"). As you can see they changed a lot of things for this album, finally we have a band that will be able to say "You think big names are great because you haven't heard us yet".
Maybe I'm overreacting a bit, but even if I am, metalheads will know this album brings fresh ideas to the table while hearing the marvelous fourth track ("Passion") or the ascending solos found everywhere in this record…(Note: I said fresh, not original). The structures have great rising progressions that build interest in the listener from the beginning to the very end; the technicality in this album is very sharp, the guitar solos are overwhelming and the breakdowns are incredibly tight; the drummer adds irregular drum patterns thus generating a fascinating tempo in each song featured in this album.
I've read some reviews saying this album is good only "between meals", I think they're stupid. This might not be the greatest album of the year, but "May God Strike Me Dead" will be able to throw a great battle with the big albums of the scene…Who knows, maybe they'll win in a few years with their next album; right now this is just a very good album.
Best Tracks: "Passion", "Twisted Reality", "Fag-End"
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