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Total destruction - 88%

lordazmolozmodial, October 10th, 2012

Black death metal music is still digging its way toward listeners as one of the most violent sub-genres in metal history, and many groups around the world are trying to fit this genre within the structure of the songwriting. One of these groups is the Spanish black death metal band Tsar Bomb.

Tsar Bomb has released the solid debut album, "Neowarfare", for all the fans of this genre and for all those who are interested in wars and destructive weapons. The band formed in 2009 and kept on struggling until the debut album found its way toward the history of violent music. The powerful riffs and the destroying drumming have a lot of energy for all fans who search for this kind of music. As the Spanish extreme metal scene is rising increasingly in the last decade, Tsar Bomb is proving to be one of these Spanish groups that can create the most violent music in Spanish history.

The music that Tsar Bomb has created on this record is full of fatal inspiration and destruction with tracks like "Victorious Death and "Ashes of My Enemies" reflecting this dark inspiration clearly with a lot of killer riffs and tough musical textures. Though the drumming patterns are similar in most of songs, these patterns flow perfectly with the rapid guitars and the angry sound of the bass, and this can be noticed in the tracks "Neowarfare" and "Tsar Bomb". I really expected to hear many guitar solos on this record because the solos can add more flexibility to the tracks, but this record left me thirsty for solos because I could hear them only in the tracks "Zyklon-B for the Human Race" and "Nammu".

This album has a lot of excellent riffs and bass lines, especially where the double bass captures the whole sound of the drums to create a great void behind the brutal tune of the guitars. The sound of the bass merges with the sound of the guitar in these tracks in a very professional way, creating a violent atmosphere for all the listeners. The vocals on this record are devilish and lethal and the throat of the vocalist has the ability to spread the destruction of 50 megatons of TNT within the structure of the tracks.

A lot of special extreme metal bands around the world have been influenced by the destructive weapons and wars in their songwriting with my personal favorite bands being the old Norwegian group Zyklon-B and the Norwegian V:28, but today Tsar Bomb has been added to my favorite list as one of the most solid bands that can steal your imagination and put you in an atmosphere full of wars and destruction.

If you have the ability to extend your ears for this amount of violence and force, then close your eyes and let the subversive music of this record take you away with these nine tracks, but if you don't have the power to ingest this amount of devastation, then stay away from this record and don't try to come back. This album is a great example of how the fatal weapon and themes of destruction and war can effect the structure of such metal tracks, so get your copy now and enjoy the madness that the band created inside this record.

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