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Blynd
Punishment Unfolds

Company: Pitch Black Records
Release: 2012
Genre: Thrash
Reviewer: ChaosLord

  • A blast to the auditory system



  • From the tiny island of Cyprus, Blynd delivers crushing death/thrash/groove metal on their latest release, Punishment Unfolds. The band's sound has a bit of Swedish death and old school thrash melded together; a blast to the auditory system sure to leave your ears bleeding. Vocally Andreas has a great mix of death grunts and thrash barks that add that extra bit of venom and spite to each song.

    The guitar work of George and Dino is incredible and dead on. The solos on each track are fluid, fast and seriously well executed. Each track has riffs and breakdowns that will have you banging your head hard enough to make the devil take note. Andreas and Alex provide some groove as well as a heavy back end rhythm section to complete the sound and let you hear what a perfectly, well-oiled metal machine sounds like.

    Throughout the album the band delivers solid, hard hitting thrash and offers up a album sure to satiate appetites worldwide. Standout tracks on the album are "Arrival of the Gods", "Convicted in the Devil's Land" and "The Final Resistance". The band is on tour now with Cradle of Filth and is sure to be taking the metal world by storm. Make sure you have a copy in your collection and allow the punishment to unfold!


    About this Writer:
    Greg Watson // Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.

    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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