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Destitution - Beware The Fury Of The Patient Man

Destitution
Beware The Fury Of The Patient Man
by Matt Coe at 04 July 2014, 4:50 PM

Together since their 2007, this Dutch Thrash quartet has developed their sound without any lineup changes – probably a testament to friendship, respect, and commitment to the band’s sound. After releasing a promo demo and EP in 2009 and 2011 respectively, DESTITUTION finally put out their debut full length album “Beware the Fury of the Patient Man”. 9 of the 10 tracks are newer, as they reach back in to the 2009 archives for “Rhythm of Horses” – and their sound is very first generation oriented, taking equal influence from the European and North American sides of the mid to late 1980’s.

Early METALLICA or SODOM factors into a lot of the main riff choices, but the heads down uppity tempos and harmony laced guitar work of Emiel and Geert appears to be in line with a mix of HEATHEN or DESTRUCTION – while the vocals have that shouting, Mille meets Schmier way of drilling the words militantly into your brain. As far as tones and production, DESTITUTION prefer to keep things as raw and natural as possible – you can still feel and hear all the instruments, but this will never be considered one of those clear, pristine digital works that the major labels put out these days.

A lot of the choruses are very simple and gang-oriented in their emphasis, “Screenplay” and “Vigilante” the easiest to lodge themselves into your cranium. The band even explore a ballad with “Affinity” – which works from a musical standpoint as it rivals some of the better TESTAMENT efforts but I really think they need a stronger, melodic presence vocally to convincingly pull this off – as it’s slightly train-wreck-ish in terms of the verses.

A shorter album at 44 minutes, “Beware the Fury of the Patient Man” will appease the indiscriminate Thrash fan, but I do think DESTITUTION’s best work still lay ahead, as they shed their influences and create something more of their own.

 

3 Star Rating

Tracklist:
1. Mr. Greedy
2. Alcthrash
3. Criticize
4. Rhythm of Horses
5. Western Civilization
6. Vigilante
7. Guilty Until Proven Innocent
8. Affinity
9. Screenplay
10.  Beware the Fury of the Patient Man
Lineup:
Emiel van der Ploeg – Vocals, Guitars
Geert van der Laan – Guitars
Robert Schutte – Bass
Tristan Sievers – Drums
Record Label: Independent
     


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Edited 18 November 2017
 

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