Sunday, March 8, 2015

Cruciation-Chemical Holocaust (Demo 2015)

This demo has a proficient start as a death-thrash act. Even though after the first song they already started to tweak their sound towards a more death metal entity. Cruciation gives us quick raspy, brutal vocals, sped up thrashy guitars, and mid-paced thrash beats mixed in with blast beats; which is a staple point with certain death metal groups. The production has a clear sound. The speed on Chemical Holocaust changes quite frequently.The riffs literally never let up. The solo work is quite decent and fitting for a demo release. However, the energy level is there with an aggressive sound. This is an underrated band that belongs in any thrash or death metal collector’s collection. The best songs are "The Final Battle" and " Chemical Holocaust". I recommend Cruciation to any extreme metal fan who likes technically challenging brutal death/thrash albums.
Review by Paul Caravasi

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