Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Aggravator-Pupulace Destructor (2014)

No song on here is boring or lacking in intensity. Derek Jones screaming goes well with the music, his vocals well suited the music in its entirety. The most amazing and original amounts of work went into constructing the music, the drumming is insane. Jesse Lopez at his best on here especially in the lead department, bass lines are fucking cool too.If you don’t own this release and are a thrash metal fan, get it right away. You’d be amazed at most of the sounds coming out of your speakers. 10 tracks and this album deserves mighty recognition for, stick with Aggravator and you’ll be fine. This album is pure thrash metal created by amazing musicians. Populace Destructor is one hell of a great release. Aggravator rules!!
Review by Paul Caravasi

Soulburner-Flames on an Endless Disease (2013)

The voice alone is the reason enough for listening to this band. Though not the only one. The guitar players do a pretty decent job here. It’s not particularly original, but at this stage of the game we know that we’re not looking for originality here. Otherwise, we should be looking elsewhere. Anyway, for this record they provide us a vast array of good ol’ headbangeable riffs and brutal soloing, and its pretty audible. Also worth mentioning is that the vocalist uses a gruffer growl, a bit lower than his predecessor. Not a big deal anyway, a small dosage of harsh vocals as well, and has always been, part of this band signature. Another change Soulburner made for this album is most evident in the production.The drums and bass sound really cool. It features killer riffs that will be forever embedded in your brain. Soulburner from Chile did a great job on this one. This album is good!
Review by Paul Caravasi

Soulburner-Blessed By Fire (2008)

Southamerican warriors Soulburner really packed a punch into this album, a punch so powerful that it really gives a huge hint to what metal from Chile sounds like. They have probably made the best album they've ever released. Why? It has a creative edge, has songs that make you want to mosh all day long, and has lyrics that are unique and pure metal. First off, the vocals are really brutal. This is a whole new spectrum in terms of vocals. It's very unique! The guitars are shred-worthy and are just heavenly, carrying out the songs and bangs the head that doesn't bang (or somewhere along those lines). The sweet and savory guitar licks and riffs make the songs really addictive and makes you want to listen to them for hours on end, the guitars kick loads of ass! The drums, like the guitars, carry out the songs as well. The beats and blasts are basically the virgin blood on the satanic cake, flawless and well-executed. They also plays along well with the vocals and other instruments. The bass guitar is well done, barely audible but you can hear the rumble. In conclusion, this album is totally worth buying and you shouldn't miss the opportunity should it cross your path. As a southamerican, I am quite proud of this band. They take the next step up and make some shit that's really productive and satisfying. To make things clear as my final verdict, I dub this Death/thrash album MOSH MATERIAL!
Review by Paul Caravasi