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VICIOUS ART- Fire Falls and the Waiting Waters Candlelight 2005

Track Listing

01. Debria Seems to be Bleeding
02. Komodo Lights
03. Fire Falls
04. A Whistle And His Gun
05. Ceremony, the Waiting Waters
06. Mother Dying
07. The Poet Must Die
08. Cut This Heathen Free
09. War
10. Why Would the Capture Set Free the Flies?
It didn't suprise me at all to see this band was from Sweden.

Heavy, riff-laden chops combined with mid to fast paced tempos have been done to death by countless bands from that country already...but it's a tried and true fomula that wins me over every time. Featuring former members of such big name acts as Entombed, Dark Funeral and Grave, it should be no suprise to anyone that you're going to be treated to some high-class groovin' death metal. Vicious Art does not disappoint as tracks such as "A Whistler And His Gun", "The Poet Must Die" and "War" exibit some clear, intense pummeling honouring the old Gothenberg sound while not coming across as some second-rate wannabe. All 10 tracks held my attention and almost caused me serious whiplash. I'm a sucker for the combination of heavy, aggressive music that still allows you to headbang instead of staring at your stereo wondering if the cd is skipping. THIS STUFF SMOKES!!! Not much else to say other than if you love the groove/grind of heavyweights like Bloodbath and Grave than this will knock you on your ass as well.

Axeman 07.17.05

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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Axeman7/25/2005


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