Saturday, January 24, 2015

Convictors - Envoys Of Extinction

Convictors is a four piece band from Germany. Members are Fabian - Vocals, Lasse - Guitar, Zufi - Drums, Samuel - Bass. The band formed in 1986. The genre is described as old school death metal. 

Envoys Of Extinction album self released on October 2014. The album contains eight brutalizing songs. The band does not waste anytime and gets directly to the assault. A fast grinding guitar riff grabs me by the throat and trows me in the pit. One of the most predominant things that captures my ears is the bass tone. It is massive and completely devastating. The clarity of it is insane, nearly as great as Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) type of sound. The entire disc is one of those that I enjoy from beginning to end, it is difficult to choose a favorite. Angel of Purity, if this track does not get your blood pumping you might be dead. Let Malevolence Arise, is a mosh provoking track, it contains verses that remind me of early Suffocation albums. Festering Infestation Strikes, is another song worth spinning several times. It reminds me of early Cannibal Corpse, like Tomb of The Mutilated.

As far as production goes, the sound is massive and as I mentioned before the bass tone dominates. Drums are upfront and lay a solid foundation. Guitars are heavy, yet retain enough clarity to distinguish each note. Vocals are brutalizing and aggressive. 

In conclusion, an excellent release, I will be adding this one to my collection. There is a bonus track, if you make it to the end of the album is worth listening to. I recommended for fans of brutal death metal, fans of Immolation, Death, Grave, old Hypocrisy, Suffocation and early Cannibal Corpse. ~Artemortifica


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