"Ravenous Deathworship" (Candlelight; 2006)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

The Deviant's bludgeoning nine-track debut is yet another blood-soaked triumph in the realm of extreme metal, as this Norwegian band's grim outlook, rapid-fire delivery, and scathing black-meets-death metal stance are all pristinely presented.

An excessive sonic wall of sound is what these metal mavens are best at producing, as tracks like "Genocide" aptly display unearthly rhythms working in synch with blazing guitars and croaking vocals.

The attitude and performance levels are both set to slay, and that metallic buzz often heard on so much of this style's musical endeavors is at the forefront on "Ravenous Deathworship," giving fans of Dark Funeral, Marduk, and the like yet another band to clamor over.

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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