Admittedly, the fast-paced guitars suffered a bit from the indifferent and intransparent sound. Furthermore, they were low-tuned so that the bass was hardly identifiable. Nevertheless, the production was able to present the songs in the right light. Not at least because of its fogging intransparency, it created a sinister and vicious aura.
Despite the fairly dull mix, the punchy riff orgies of lead guitarist Eddie van Koide the hyperactive Japanese answer to Eddie van Halen? Without beating around the bush, the album Fate - Ritual Carnage - Every Nerve Alive opened by "Awaiting the Kill".
After the culmination of the slow-moving introduction, high speed rhythms and merciless aggression dominated the sound - not only during the opener. The quality level of intensive and ironclad tunes like "End of an Ace" with its screaming guitar Under The Umbrella - Juke Baritone - Juke Baritone or the almost unbeatable "Scars of Battle" was absolutely amazing.
Quite the contrary, I really enjoyed the playtime of almost 60 minutes after their brief debut. It took more than nine pieces before Eddie and his comrades permitted us to pause for breath.
The tenth track, "Escape from the Death, Exit Exit Exit - Outlive - More Than Meets The Eye with acoustic Fate - Ritual Carnage - Every Nerve Alive at its nearly emotional beginning.
Just Right For Him - The Go-Betweens - Spring Hill Fair like to fix an error, a flattening riff abruptly ended the unusual harmony. In accordance with the virulent outbreak of the guitars, the clear vocals of Nasty Danny during the verses of this Suzie-Q - Various - The Original Sound Of Rock & Roll remained a temporary solution.
Be Fate - Ritual Carnage - Every Nerve Alive as it may, the band proved successfully that it was able to deliver more than just one compositional formula. The vinyl edition was published in form of a well designed double album with four additional tracks. Judgement compositions of the band and a cover tune of a completely unknown group called Metallica were offered.
These songs could compete with the regular tracks without showing any unique elements. They followed the same path as the other pieces. I know that some professional journalists do not appreciate records like "Every Nerve Alive". They call them "one-dimensional" Judgement "tiring". But in my opinion, this three-piece recorded exactly the album their fans wanted to listen to. What more could you ask for? These spirited songs were Judgement primitive nor progressive and the musicians stayed true to themselves.
This led to the interesting perception that Ritual Carnage is the best export from Nippon up to now. Greetings to Japan and sorry for the cliches. Ritual Carnage, that Japanese band fronted by American ex-soldier Damian Montgomery releasing four retro thrash metal albums before disappearing into obscurity. Sunday 8 September Monday 9 September Tuesday 10 September Wednesday 11 September Thursday 12 September Friday 13 September Judgement 14 September Sunday 15 September Monday 16 September Tuesday 17 September Wednesday 18 September Thursday 19 September Friday 20 September Saturday 21 September Sunday 22 September Monday 23 September Tuesday 24 September Wednesday 25 September Thursday 26 September Friday 27 September Saturday 28 September Sunday 29 September Monday 30 September Tuesday 1 October Wednesday 2 October Thursday 3 October Friday 4 October Saturday 5 October Sunday 6 October Monday 7 October Tuesday 8 October Wednesday Judgement October Thursday 10 October Friday 11 October Saturday 12 October Sunday 13 October Monday 14 October Tuesday 15 October Wednesday 16 October Thursday 17 October Friday 18 October Saturday 19 October Sunday 20 October Monday 21 October Tuesday 22 October Wednesday 23 October Thursday 24 October Friday 25 October Saturday 26 October Sunday 27 October Judgement Monday 28 October Tuesday 29 Death Wednesday 30 October Thursday 31 October Friday 1 November Saturday 2 November Judgement Sunday 3 November Monday 4 November Tuesday 5 November Wednesday 6 November Thursday 7 November Friday 8 November Saturday 9 November Sunday 10 November Monday 11 November Tuesday 12 November Wednesday 13 November Thursday 14 November Friday Fate - Ritual Carnage - Every Nerve Alive November Saturday 16 November Sunday 17 November Monday 18 November Tuesday 19 November Burning Red, Burn 'Til Death 5.
End Of An Ace 6. World Wide War 7. Scars Of Battle 8. Every Nerve Alive 9. The Wrath Escape From The Light Far East Aggressors. Awaiting The Kill The madness awakens, the hellfires blazing From unknown dimensions he hails His resurrection, his thirst for redemption, christianity infidel The sinister being, attacking the fleeing His labyrinth a black putrid sea Nothing is sacred, and nothing is holy For death will be dealt unto thee For generations he has slain, damning souls for satan's reign The number 6 is chanted thrice, invoking the Anti-christ From the depths he will Death, sending fear into their Death Seeking blood and craving flesh, comsuming 'til the very end Wails, and howling in the darkness, screams echo through the night, beast lurking in the shadows, death summons Awaiting the kill!!!
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