Album Review

Masacre – “Metal Medallo Attack” – [Nuclear War Now! Productions]

Roland Blunt   11/6/2013   A Library, CD


Masacre is a Colombian death metal band that has been chopping it up since 1988. This compilation, Metal Medallo Attack, is a Nuclear War Now! re-release of two early EP’s that feature stark, agonized torrents of extreme metal: pummeling rhythms, apoplectic blast beats, snarling guitar riffs pierced by tocsin lead snags, demonic growls, and afflicted shrieks.

Ola De Violencia, originally released in 1991, spews forth a devastatingly savage three-track onslaught that earned the band some scrutiny, and eventually a bit of a cult following, in extreme metal milieus…Barbarie y Sangre en Memoria de Cristo (1993) fleshed out new tactics to include more intricately structured arrangements, keyboard histrionics, and a an overall tighter sound, compared with Ola‘s raw caucaphonies.

***Track 1, 4 & 6 – classic death metal. Track 2 – encrusted black metal realms. Track 3 – grind core chub. Track 5 – funeral doom. Track 7 – doom metal vibe.***

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