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This is why retarded children shouldn't sing. - 70%

PseudoGoatKill, November 16th, 2004

No offense to retarded children, but that's what Maniac sounds like on this CD.

The two songs on this album are good instrumentaly wise. Blasphemer does an excellent job with the guitar riffs. He's almost as good as Euronymous, but not quite. Still the guitar work is catchy, melodic, and fits the tone of the music.

The bass riffs are actually distinguishable on this demo, and Necrobutcher does a fine job on this album.

The drums are on tempo, and very good. However after listening to the "Promo 1987" album I can't help feel but a bit disappointed. The drumming on this single does not have the thundering feel that the Promo 1987 had. Hell Hammer does make good use of using 16th bassline notes, adding the cymbol in during regular intervals.

Then the downfall comes; the vocals. Normally I have an open mind about vocals, but this is what Maniac sounds like; he sounds like a fucking retarded child throwing a temper tantrum because he couldn't buy a toy. Seriously, I could go to a local Wal Mart; record a child having a temper tantrum; replace Maniacs vocals with that sound; and no one would be none the wiser.

If vocals make the album for you and you despise Maniac then avoid this album at all costs. If vocals are not a factor for you, but you hate Maniac then download the album. If you are a huge fan of Maniac then go ahead and buy the album.