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Curriculum Mortis
Into Death Demo
Type: CD
Company: Independent
Release: 2003
Genre: Death
Reviewer: Greg Watson
Published: 11/5/2003
Straight up head banging death metal
Curriculum Mortis - Into Death - DEMO reviewed by: Chaoslord

Track Listing

01.Kill All Life
02.Into Death
03.Walls Of Ice
04.Frail
05.Preserve You Forever
Curriculum Mortis is the side project of Amon Amarth skinsman Fredrik Andersson. The band is rounded out by Leo Pignon on guitars and M. Leinikka on vocals. Andersson takes care of drums, guitars and bass. Also featured on one of the tracks on guitar is Linus Nirbrant and he also appears on three tracks as the bassist.

Now on to the musical aspect of this EP. This is just straight up head banging death metal. You have probably heard it before in some of the Swedish death bands but despite its familiarity, it is still damn good. Leinikka can growl with the best of them and Andersson and Pignon created some very groove laden hooks on the album. While listening to the album I found myself banging my head like a madman.

The production is also very good for the short amount of time they had to record the EP. If you are a diehard death metal fan, give this one a listen. For more information, go to www.curriculummortis.com


--Chaoslord 11.3.03
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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2003
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