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Deeeeeeeeemon....SPEED! - 98%

barbeloh, January 7th, 2007

Azarath is the best-kept secret in death metal. Unbelievably brutal and fast. Chaos, chaos, chaos. War, war, war. The riffs are catchy enough to stick with you and rock out to but are played so heavily and quickly, just completely savage.

The musicianship here is top-notch. The solos are pure Kerry King - fast, noisy, junky scales - and for the music it's perfect. Just totally wild. Behemoth's Inferno contributes some of his fastest, tightest drumming ever, which is probably the real highlight of the album. Vokills appropriately alter between the high screams and low growls to great effect. Production is thin enough to be satisfyingly kvlt without losing the distinctions between the instruments, and the drums come in esp. well. Lyrics are pure Satanic war metal. Azarath keeps it simple, and that's a good thing.

This album floored me when it first came out and I'm still not sick of it. One of the best death metal albums ever.

The Blasting certainly is infernal. - 87%

Sportswear, March 9th, 2004

Fucking great. All the weak, badly structured and loose sounding bands should just listen to just the first minute of this LP to take note of how to be greatly professional. Very fast, very brutal. Everything is put together crisply and professionally. The vocals are brutal roars, the drumming is fast and controlled and the guitar work is very accurate sounding in accordance with the rest of the band. The music is very fast and manic and the time changes are supreme. Not a massive fan of the solos though, they show no variation or change in tempo and are the usual fast and boring variation. Actually, there isn't much variation in general on this LP. But, if it is just brutal and fast as fuck you are looking for, this LP is fucking brilliant in that aspect.
Track 8, "Joy of Mutilation", is possibly my favourite track, that has an impressive intro and has by far the best solo of the bunch.

Yeah, good shit.