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Malevolent Creation: Doomsday X

Ten albums into their career, New York's Malevolent Creation storm back with their latest extreme metal platter Doomsday X, a smoldering, brutal display of death metal ferocity. Owing as much to the early 90's NY death metal scene as well as the Gothenburg melodic metal uprising of the same period, Malevolent Creation have been churning out the goods since 1991, and Doomsday X continues that fine tradition.

Clocking in at nearly 50 minutes, Doomsday X features plenty of brutal guitar riffs and lead solos from Jon Rubin & Phil Fasciana, and effective growls from lead singer Brett Hoffmann. Add in the bombastic and relentless rhythm attack from bassist Jason Blachowicz and drummer Dave Culross, and you have a pulverizing ensemble ready to pierce your juggular and draw all of your life's blood. Tunes like "Deliver My Enemy", "Culture of Doubt", and "Buried in a Nameless Grave" hit hard like a combination of early Slayer, Nile, and Immolation, featuring raging, technical riffs, pounding drum blasts, and scorching death metal growls. "Dawn of Defeat" is a barnburner of a track, with thick, beefy death metal rumbles from the guitar tandem and overpowering blast beats from Culross, while "Strength in Numbers" is just a relentless assault on the senses, as the band rages from start to finish with plenty of brutality and technical death metal skill.

If you haven't yet discovered Malevolent Creation on their previous ten releases, first of all, shame on you, and second, stop waiting and pick up their latest slab of molten death metal, Doomsday X. It's killer extreme metal no matter what way you slice it-check it out.

Track Listing

  1. Cauterized
  2. Culture of Doubt
  3. Deliver My Enemy
  4. Archaic
  5. Buried in a Nameless Grave
  6. Dawn of Defeat
  7. Prelude to Doomsday
  8. Upon Their Cross
  9. Strength in Numbers
  10. Hollowed
  11. Unleash Hell
  12. Bio-Terror

Added: July 25th 2007
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: Band Website
Hits: 3413
Language: english

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Malevolent Creation: Doomsday X
Posted by Jedd Beaudoin, SoT Staff Writer on 2007-07-25 13:38:50
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Malevolent Creation returns with its umpteenth album recorded, it seems, in a coffin somewhere in the southernmost tip of Florida. While the production and writing don't sing with the same dark brilliance as that found on the unholy duo of albums––The Will To Kill and Warkult––the band unleashed earlier this decade, there's plenty of blunt force trauma to be had here via "Deliver My Enemy"
(featuring a lead turn from Slipknot's Mick Thompson), "Cauterized" and "Dawn Of Defeat" (one of several tunes that actually sounds like it was recorded above ground). With vocalist Brett Hoffman firmly back behind the mic and drummer Dave Culcross driving the whole shebang with firm and furious abandon, Malevolent Creation has created a monster of an album that remains true to death metal's roots.

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