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Malicious Damage - Fallen Kingdom (CD)

Malicious Damage
Fallen Kingdom
by Grigoris Chronis at 25 March 2007, 9:54 AM

Thrash Metal music and Hardcore did always have a generic bond; be it in the form of on-the-edge- riffing, roaring vocals (the brutal side of Thrash, prior to its Death Metal reformation) or speedy addiction towards aggressive ailment, the 'crossover' term would - anyway - be given birth and name in a short matter of time. Malicious it was and the damage is done. The Florida way(?)…
(Florida's) MALICIOUS DAMAGE demonstrate their self-financed Fallen Kingdom full-length release and I confirm it's always healthy to keep a good eye on the underground/'private stuff' scene. Either way, the purity is revealed, and the good faith is exhibited; else some other lossless hobby each gang would obtain to waste time and money on.
Vocals: Hardcore-ish, aggressive, full of anger, non-stop, guttural (at times), vivid, sarcastic (at - other - times), allegoric, evil, Thrash-friendly.
Guitars: pounding, low-tuned, groovy, belligerent, 'stubborn', chemical, monotonous were needed, mosaic.
Bass/drums: double-layer, persistent, malevolent, mauling, rough, repetitive, chaotic (at times), psychedelic (in certain songs' parts).
The music lays in the middle of three paths: take a portion of pre-Death Metal (the Florida way, of course!) shit, add some Euro-meets-US Thrash Metal of the first (underground) era, stir it up and compile by prosperous 'strong' NYHC singing. The songwriting is less than exciting - to tell you the truth - but MALICIOUS DAMAGE present soooo much balls in their instrumentation that - even if you've heard all this stuff a million times again in the past/present/future - this quartet can persuade you 'bout their 'mean business' scope. Thus, try to collect your pieces from the wall; especially if you're fond of the post-80s 'extreme' Metal (yes, this time it is Metal!) sounds. Some too extreme moments added on are more of a hey, they can squeeze it up even more!' perception…
This album is not for NIGHTWISH fans. Not even for (strictly) MEGADETH fans. Fallen Kingdom will show Thrash/Death Metal maniacs how important Hardcore music was/is for their beloved genre's development. And vice versa…
If the tunes were more original, the grading would be a scale higher.

3 Star Rating

Tracklist:
World Of Lies
In The Shade Of Deaths Shadow
Eye Arrive
Reborn Shaman
Crystal Clear
Discipline
Self Condemned
Where Hell Exists And Death Prays
Revelation Six
Blue Collar Outlaw
Lineup:
Tony - Guitars
Josh - Vocals
Pat - Bass
Dave - Drums
Record Label: Self Financed
     


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