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YYRKOON - OCCULT MEDICINE 2005 Osmose/The End

Track Listing

1. Intro
2. Doctor X
3. Censored Project
4. Blasphemy
5. Occult Medicine
6. Revenant Horde
7. Reversed World
8. Trapped Into Life
9. Surgical Distortion
10. Schyzophrenic Carnage
11. Erase the Past
Blending old school thrash elements in with modern day death metal, France's Yyrkoon have expanded on their previous killer works with their most adventurous endeavour yet. More and more bands these days are creating angst-filled music with soaring, progressive like guitar soloing and Yyrkoon are among the best I've heard so far. Just a perfect mixture of hyper-blasting, small black metal'ish runs, and chunky mid sections to spring board the classy, twin neo-shredding attack off of.

Conceptually and lyrically this album delves deep into a world of a doctor's taboo scientific experiments. The story will suck you in as he creates ways to learn the nature of the soul and bring back the dead while coming to grips with his mad desires to out-do not only himself but God. Heavy stuff!!!

"Occult Medicine" is an album by a band that has paid close attention to every little detail. They've paid their dues and evolved into a lethal, well balanced extreme machine. Highly skilled and highly recomended.


Axeman 03.23.05
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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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Occult MedicineYyrkoon
2005
Axeman3/24/2005
Unhealthy OperaYyrkoon
2006
Eric Compton8/20/2006


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