"Rise to Ruin" (Candlelight; 2007)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

The seasoned Dutch death metal unit Gorefest return with a furious 49-minute statement in the form of "Rise to Ruin."

This nine-track entity goes for the jugular from the onset of "Revolt" and remains relentless throughout, all the while throwing in shredding guitars, doomy dirges, and rapid-fire percussion along the way for additional texture. 

Alternating between Entombed-esque death'n'roll ("Speak When Spoken To") and Euro death metal madness ("The End of it All"), Gorefest hits their stride while effortlessly switching styles and maintaining a well-measured balance of melody and savagery throughout this surefire death metal fan favorite.

For more information, check out http://www.gorefest.nl

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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