Memoriam: To The End Album review.


 Memoriam: To The End Album review.

This is an epic and crushing album by a band that has simply set the tone for how the old school are still the best of their genre. Yes, there is definitive connections to classic bands, but I believe with this release, Memoriam have now become a battle leader. The addition of Spike (ex-Discharge, Sacrilege and English Dogs FFS!!) seems to have added more fury to the overall brutish nature of this band. Everything seems like a hot chilli pepper shoved up your sex parts, from thunderous vocals to guitar savagery it's all nasty and angry as fuck. I enjoyed their previous three albums, but none were overly exceptional. To The End is their best work and whilst it's still classic Bolt Thrower war obsessed lyrics and grim musical tone, the dynamics on this album are just perfect. I also dug how that the fast paced songs like the crunchy and frankly groovy No Effect were lovingly balanced out by the slow glory of Each Step. It all just works so damn well, the song writing seems tighter and even more geared for the live performance than recorded outlet. If this is the start of the new trilogy, I cannot wait for the next two albums. Tracks like Mass Psychosis follow the path that Napalm Death tread so well, moving into experimental soundscapes and this track is quite industrial or even Killing Jokeish. Closer As My Heart Grows Cold is dark, heavy and a absolute gloomy celebration of how skilled the band are. Overall this is a total classic of an album, it's extreme, it tips it's hat to the UK hardcore/crust scene the band members hail from and it's a fantastic journey from start to end. Highly recommended!!.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/MemoriamOfficial

 http://www.reapermusic.de

 


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