Havoc Unit - H.IV+ review
|Release date:||February 2008|
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08. Man Vs. Flesh
09. Ignoration Elenchi
10. Kill All Nations
12. Klan Korps
13. Rape Scene Act I
When I got Slayer's "God Hates us All" a few years back I absolutely fell for the album's opening track. With chopping and crushing riffs backing a robotic female voice stating the impending doom and Araya verbalizing with devastating results, I couldn't help but think how awesome it would be to find a CD full of such devious material. Finally, my prayers have been answered. I present to you - Havoc Unit!
If you've heard ...And Oceans then you can imagine what "h.IV+" delivers. After all they are essentially the same band. However, Havoc Unit is a terrifying reincarnation. This is mood music for what lies beyond the apocalypse. Fully industrialized, Havoc Unit is where machine meets flesh. You get hardcore rhythmic riffing combined with tons and tons of voice samples and audio tweaks, preaching madmen and sexual predators. All this has a crackling form much like a radio transmission from the most horrifying of battles. The somewhat subdued growls paint a bleak picture of a future where men exist only in the minds of the machines.
Does this new hardcore-software come without glitches? Well, I reckon one could frown upon the occasional system overloads where you might yearn for a little more clarity in the sound but who could turn down some good old brutality. Not that there's too much of it on this album to bore a regular metalhead anyway. And perhaps this is the best part about "h.IV+" - you get a little bit of everything without compromising anything.
With a running time of 53 minutes for 13 tracks, Havoc Units should fill up any horror metal fan. Whether you like diabolic symphonic overlaps or positive abuse of synthetic sounds, "h.IV+" has it all. This is a hell of a waaa-eee-yy-y-y <system failure> to pass t.ime to [initiating format E:arth] Christi--anity is a misunderstandi-ii-ing.
I c.ondemn chri-chri-stiani.tyy-yyyyy-yyy...
[Apocalypse complete!] Press [YES] to abandon all hope. Press [NO] to play god.
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