"...More Sombre Than Life" (Self-produced)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Imagine: SLAYER meets IRON MAIDEN meets DAVID BOWIE. The Claymords' CD, "...More Sombre Than Life," is an intriguing collection of tunes that at one moment sounds like death metal, the next like grindcore. What sets them apart, however, is their above-average songwriting ability and vocals that range from sounding like Tom Araya to David Bowie to Pete Steele. Unique, indeed. 

THE CLAYMORDS: Personnel: Nils Ivar Martila, guitar and vocals; Rune Bakka Sunde, bass and vocals; Bjarne Olsen, guitar; Tormod Haraldsen, drums.

Contact the band at:
The Claymords
Nils Ivar Martila
Wiers Jenssens vei 33b
N-5030 Landas
Phone: +55280513 and/or +92450226

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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