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Brutal Mastication - Rage Uncontrolled 2003 Hook N Mouth Records Reviewed by Chaoslord

Track Listing
1. Stand Strong
2. Blood on My Hands
3. Ousted
4. In Blood
5. Killing Time
6. Rage Uncontrolled
7. Dripping Gash
8. Insane
9. Never Thought
10. Nothing
11. S.W.A.F. (Sealed With A Fist)
12. Pure Hatred
13. Brutal Mastication
Well this a Floridian Death metal act that are heavily influenced by Morbid Angel and Death.

From the opening track to the final track my skull was being rocked as if someone had a jackhammer against it. This is what most people would expect coming from an area that has produced the aforementioned bands among countless other Florida death metal stars. The guitars are very heavy and chunky and give you a nice thick riff to grab a-hold of.

The vocals are very guttural and are borderline black metal at times. The drums are just constantly being pounded with blast beats and doubles throughout the album. And the production on the album is nice and clear allowing you to hear everything meshed together nicely. The only thing that I can complain about is the repetitiveness of the riffs in the album. Each song seems to start out the same and have similar riffs throughout, but this is a quality death metal release.

For sound previews and ordering info visit www.hooknmouth.com.

--Chaoslord 07.13.04
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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