Thursday, December 15, 2011

MASADA - Suffer Mental Decay Demo review

MASADA - Suffer Mental Decay Demo
Self Released
Genre: Death Metal
Rating: 3/5

From Hostile City USA also known as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania comes MASADA a death metal supergroup of sorts with former members of IMMOLATION, GOREAPHOBIA, CRUCIFIER, RELLIK and GRAND BELIAL'S KEY. What we have here is a traditional two song demo. If you haven't figured it out from all of their collected former band jobs MASADA are death metal as it gets. Also they're not completely shooting for the present fixation of pure old school filth. Their two cuts on here display a flash of technical creativity. Most of that lies with drummer Craig Smilowski as he propels this act with either double bass bombast or tossing more fill action than can fit into a song. Vocalist Cazz Grant is also versatile with his vox by mixing deep growls with larynx bleeding cackles. In other words he recreates the sounds you would normally hear in a hospital emergency room on a Saturday night. The two cuts are heavy in brutality but also convey a free form jazz structure. But hey it's just two demo cuts, imagine what they'll do with a whole album especially if they crush your skull like on the second cut "Toxic Unreality".


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