Waking the Dead
A Graveyard for Bitches
Politics of Domination
Rats in a Maze
Secrets of the Prison House
Study in Cancer
Karyn Crisis - vocals
Afzaal Nasiruddeen - guitar
Gia Chuan Wang - bass
Jwyanza Hobson - guitar
Josh Florian - drums
CRISIS: "Like Sheep led to Slaughter" crisis
distributed in Switzerland by Irascible Distribution
review by Sara "Shadow Lady" De Vita____
ideas by one interesting band and Propositiva. Like Sheep Led To
Slaughter is a prodigious work which leaves without breath
is a spoken intro bringing, with the quietness of a firm and calm voice,
the sound blast of Waking The Dead: crazed tempo changes
for a spasmodic and violent rhythm!
guitars closely recall Death style in a crescendo leading to stout
riffs parted by scratching slides.
Graveyard For Bitches
is a more cadenced song, even though the voice is a machine-gun of
stunning, incisive growl!
sitar sound introduces Nomad:
a splendid song of stoner school testing itself in completely different
sonorities respect to the beginning of Like Sheep Led To Slaughter .
the voice of is moving, appearing in an extremely aggressive
environment, proposing some instants of clean voice coupled to a growl
that sometimes becomes scream.
and higher, even more aggressive, never trivial
here comes Blood
Burden: a concentration of Death-Thrash that only a
historic band as Crisis could have created.
In A Maze and Secrets Of The Prison House,
even though separate, seem actually to be a single song!
In A Mazestarts: a female choir almost folk-gothic, extending to
Secrets Of The Prison House,
remembering Paradise Lost of Icon and Draconian Times sonorities!
bass and guitar harmonizations clearly remember Ends
Of Reason by Paradise Lost or, more in general, all the
harmonic settings by Death and by the very first My Dying Bride.
of geniality and perfection for a never trivial album trying its hand in
stylistical solution very courageous and quite well done.
In Cancer, oriental-style rhythms, develops itself into a
speed death forgetting the delicate contributions a
la Tool and System Of A Down, to scratch the walls of our tympani
with the sharp blades of fierce sound leaps.
by this musical assault we get to Exit
Catacomb, a song with decadent and heavy sounds
looks almost like we are walking on a layer of mud slowing down our
steps, while the vocal lines gives determination to a song that
otherwise would be too doom-oriented.
this song ends a CD truly interesting, encompassing several genres yet
never annoying or losing in quality.
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