† And then the Curse swept the Earth

segunda-feira, 24 de outubro de 2011


"Salute to the Iron Emperors" This is the second full-length album from german Black/Death metal band Truppensturm. The production on this album is ridiculously thick and heavy: the bass and drums are way in the bottom register, the guitars are down-tuned to hell, and even the vocals are a belch that barely breaks the surface. The whole album is practically a single wall of low-end. It reminds me a bit of Diocletian's "Doom Cult".

"Salute to the Iron Emperors" is so monolithic and crushing that it takes a few listens to fully sink down to riff-level, this record is chock full of headbang-inducing blasphemy-style riffs and relentless drum lines. The overall effect is a lot like being run over a steamroller for half an hour, though the band throws in a few samples, spoken-word sections, and slower parts to break the mood now and again. This record may be unrelenting, but nothing about it is unconsidered, and there's not an ounce of filler to be heard here; even the intro and outro are classic. One of the best DM albums that came out in 2010. Get into it

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