"The New Age of Chaos" (Unique Leader; 2005)

Reviewed by Mike SOS


Embarking on their third album of carnage, death metal mongers Vile once again brandish their brand of technically sound brutality with "The New Age of Chaos."

Changing it up by blending slower, churning riffs (such as those found at the end of "Deafening Silence") with the blast-beated bruising of songs like "Suicide Warfare," Vile's array of styles and musical prowess stands out the most here. Where other bands rely on blowing you away with blinding speed, Vile instead slides in some neat black metal nuances that complement its Floridian death metal and European extreme metal sides and adds another interesting twist to Vile’s already vast arsenal of mayhem. 

If you dig Nile and Morbid Angel's techniques, and Cannibal Corpse's gore, you'll flip over this one. 

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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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