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Battalion - Welcome To The Warzone (CD)

Battalion
Welcome To The Warzone
by Yiannis Dafopoulos at 26 May 2008, 11:25 AM

Since it has been a while since Shiver Records sent us a promo CD and since I like many of this label's bands, I more than gratefully received BATTALION's brand new full-length work for a review. Since Shiver is a label that specializes in extreme Metal I already know what to expect so let's not waste time. Straight to the point mates!

The Belgian metallers BATTALION (not to be confused with the other Belgian band with the same name) started playing their warlike music back in 2001. Since then, the band has managed to do several major stuff like signing to the Belgian label Shiver, releasing some more than decent albums and have booked live performances with bands like AMON AMARTH, VADER, GRAVE, ASPHYX, VITAL REMAINS, as well as a German 2009 tour with TORTURE KILLER.

BATTALION's music is nothing more but pure Death Metal full of blasts, as well as some catchier moments that are created by the really good guitar work of Van De Putte. The album's guest appearance Vingerhoed (AXAMENTA) is also really positive, since this man is responsible for almost all of the solos in Welcome To The Warzone. The band's sound is similar to bands like BLOOD RED THRONE, PANZERCHRIST etc. The fact is that even though the album is really good, there is nothing that makes these guys differ from the rest of the good bands in the Death Metal scene.

Welcome To The Warzone is suggested only to die hard Death Metal lovers, fans of this band, as well as people that want to go a bit further and are looking for less known bands that know how to play some pure and honest music.

3 Star Rating

Tracklist:
Mechanize Blitzkrieg
Cracks Of My Coffin
Ten-Thousand Corpse Ditch
Throne Of Lies
Blunt Force Trauma
Curb Stomp
Verdun Meat Grinder
Radiation Holocaust
Opening The Blastdoors To Hell
Mass Incinerator
Lineup:
Ruben Luts - Vocals
Pieter Van De Putte - Guitar
Kristof Hectors - Bass, Backing Vocals
Erre Schellekens - Drums
Jeroen Vingerhoed - Guitar (Guest)
Record Label: Shiver Records
     


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