"Doomsday Device" (Self-released; 2005)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter

Apocalyptic Visions, an unsigned band from Georgia (USA) are a raging old-school death metal band with blackened overtones. And I get the sense Apocalyptic Visions would rather stay independent and unsigned than sell their souls to any kind of corporate entity, no matter how independent. In the band?s eyes and ears, I?m certain this is all the better to keep Apocalyptic Visions? brand of blackened death metal as extreme as possible without any kind of outside influences.

?Doomsday Device? features nine tracks of relentless intensity along with two mood-setting interlude-type pieces. The main tracks exorcise the demons of modern society with sheer ferocity. Hatred of all things is the band?s main inspiration and there is no shortage of source material in the world for this band?s lyrics.

The music is competently performed as the band is tight and engaging at all turns. In my opinion, the band?s performance and songs get better as the album moves along. The second half of ?Doomsday Device? feature more mid-paced sections and melodic elements that make Apocalyptic Visions possible candidates to take the true underground by storm.

?Doomsday Device? was produced by Apocalyptic Visions. For an independent release the sound is stellar.

Apocalyptic Visions is one vocalist, two guitarists, one bassist, and one drummer.

For more information visit http://www.myspace.com/apocalypticvisions

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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