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Krisiun - Bloodshed (Century Media 2004) Axeman

Track Listing

01. Slain Fate
02. Ominous
03. Servant of Emptiness
04. Eons
05. Hateful Nature
06. Visions Beyond
07. Voodoo
08. They Call Me Death
09. Unmerciful Order
10. Crosses Toward Hell
11. Infected Core
12. Outro / MMIV
I really don't know what to make of this release. Up front are 8 new tracks followed by 4 horrible sounding old cuts from their 1994 "Unmerciful Order" ep. Kinda makes you wonder what the hell these bands/labels are thinking. The Krisiun style of blazing, over the top, extreme metal has always been a favorite of mine but even the new tunes seem like a stripped down rush job to get this thing out there. (Maybe their reason for the reduced price they're selling it at?) Of the 8 "new" songs there is a 2 min. guitar-noise track and an instrumental that pretty much lulled me to sleep. C'mon guys!!! For normal death metal standards, "Slain Fate", "Servant Of Emptiness", and "Hateful Nature" are all worthy cuts...but are easily forgotten when mentioned next to anything from this band's recent past. I await the "official" follow-up to their mighty "Works Of Carnage" release.

Bottom Line: For die-hard fans only.

--Axeman 01.06.05
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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ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: KRISIUN
CD
TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
BloodshedKrisiun
2004
Axeman1/7/2005
Forged In FuryKrisiun
2015
David Loveless9/2/2015
Works of CarnageKrisiun
2003
David Loveless2/20/2004


ALL SUMMARY REVIEWS FOR: KRISIUN
TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
The Great ExecutionKrisiun
2011
David Loveless1/28/2012


ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: KRISIUN
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