Pestilence - Consuming Impulse review
02. The Process Of Suffocation
03. Suspended Animation
04. The Trauma
05. Chronic Infection
06. Out Of The Body
07. Echoes Of Death
08. Deify Thy Master
09. Proliferous Souls
10. Reduced To Ashes
Well here we go, the old school of death metal in it's purest form, Consuming impulse is a very talented album, in fact Pestilence (at least their line-up till consuming impulse) were more talented than any Death Metal Band known in that time, and also the most brutal ones.
Ok, now for the review stuff, Consuming Impulse is a great piece of work every song in this album pushes the envelope known in metal, experimental songs (not as experimental as in other albums but that's good believe me), catchy riffs, spectacular playing techniques, and the best vocals I've ever heard in Metal (too bad Martin left the band to join Asphyx, he was great indeed).
To catch only a glimpse of what this record is, hear the powerful, the great, the monster, "The Process Of Suffocation" this one will really blow your mind off, this song has everything, nice lyrics, insane drumming (spectacular double bass), one hell of a guitar solo in the middle, and there's even silent parts that give this song a fantastic environment. Another song you should check out is "The Trauma" this song is of what I was talking about above (about the experimental songs) there are some synthesizer or keyboards parts that give the song a weird jazzy style (this may sound weird but it's true) and background vocals that resemble something like Doom Metal (for the atmosphere), but along with those elements "The Trauma" is a Great song, in fact, every song is a prove of the intelligence and performance of this musicians.
The cover art is simple but not bad, it shows the face of a guy being skinned by some carnivorous ants, but if you ask me, I prefer a straightforward cover with lack of blood but direct in a way and with blasting music, than those covers filled with gore and guts but with lack of imagination and the worse of all, no good playing in the album.
Well this album is a classic in Death Metal, and I am sure that Death Metal fans out there have already a copy of this one, so I will not say anything about buying this album, Consuming Impulse will always have a little space in all of our hearts, this album is a reminder of what pure Death Metal Was, that 80's Death sound that we all miss and plead for it's return.
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