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Pyorrhoea - The Eleventh: Thou Shalt Be My Slave review


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Band: Pyorrhoea
Album: The Eleventh: Thou Shalt Be My Slave
Release date: April 2006

01. Blow
02. Rules Of Slavery
03. Stolen Freedom
04. Miserable Existence
05. Hidden Under Sanctity
06. Bad Monk
07. Natural Born Enemies
08. Your Master - Your God
09. Liberation
10. Nothing He Can Do
11. Everlusting
12. Far From Truth
13. Forbidden Extasy
14. Rape

Even if the band has changed some member of its line-up, I don't think that Pyorrhoea will become a lot more famous through the release of this "The Eleventh Thou Shalt be my Slave". The proof is that this album was already released in 2006 through Empire Records and this new edition, this time released by Metal Mind, and still, not a lot of people know them… The thing is that when you play Brutal Death and Grindcore you have to do something really original to be popular and it's not the case of Pyorrhoea.

In the genre, Pyorrhoea is not particularly a bad band. At least, they're not so bad to play their music but their albums, the first like the second one, are totally common and quickly boring in the end. They're good musicians and know how to play such kind of Death Metal but "The Eleventh Thou Shalt be my Slave" is extremely repetitive and we've already heard something like that a lot of times. In the end, this is not the fast tempos and blasting riffs in addition of a strong Death Metal voice which will attract a lot of people. The songs are short, some have good riffs (like "Bad Monk") but it's too simple and unoriginal to be attractive. It's just too basic and common to call a real audience and if Pyorrhoea has to release one other album in the future, I hope that they will not forget to add a bit of personality in their compositions because right now, the ones of "The Eleventh Thou Shalt be my Slave" are just too uncolored to catch my attention. This is boring…

Even if the production of the release is ok even if the musicians are not so bad and even if this re-edition is correct, I'm sorry to say that it wasn't a must. One more time the album just suffer of the "déjà-vu" syndrome and except if you're looking for all the Brutal Death and Grindcore released on Earth I don't think that you'll need this release. In my opinion, it can be easy to find better bands of the genre in your home country or have a look on Carcass and such combos if you really need something perfect in the genre.

"The Eleventh Thou Shalt be my Slave" is not a terrible album but Pyorrhoea clearly lacks of personality. In the future I hope that the guys will try to surprise us because their music is too generic. In the end "The Eleventh Thou Shalt be my Slave" is just an average album. While I was listening to it, I've never had any feeling of disgust but I've never found anything fascinating too. That's up to you but "The Eleventh Thou Shalt be my Slave" is not a must…

Rating breakdown
Performance: 7
Songwriting: 6
Originality: 6
Production: 8

Written by Jeff | 28.07.2008


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