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The Funeral March
November 2006
Released: 2006, Relapse Records
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: Asassinkiller

I am not a big fan of short running albums. In fact, I have slammed many CDs over the years due to short running time. But this is the first time I am going to praise a short running album. In fact, after listening to the machine gun attack known as THE FUNERAL MARCH from the Gadget Army, it would be fucking suicide to experience this ten ton Grindcore hammer for a longer period of time.

After the demise of the mighty Nasum, I can say that Gadget, if they keep on working this hard, might reach the level Nasum once had. They are innovative, have very fresh and modern sounding songs, and have what many bands in the genre lack - groove and an incredible sense of dynamics.

A nice touch that the band adds to some of their songs is a doomy atmosphere that can remind you of a thick sounding Mastodon. A good example is “Everyday Ritual”, and instrumental that breaks the CD in two giving the listener a nice break, and "Out of Peace", the longest song of the entire annihilation.

I wish there was more to say about THE FUNERAL MARCH, but this time around it is so clear and the music is so focused and well done that I couldn’t find more words. If you are a fan of Grindcore, you are about to be pummeled by a heavy bulldozer that will leave you gutless. Imagine how this monster would leave you if it had lasted longer. Stay Heavy!!!
Track Listing

01. Choked
02. Feed on lies
03. Requiem
04. I am
05. Tristessens fort
06. H5N1
07. Everyday ritual
08. Day of the vulture
09. God of led
10. Vägen till graven
11. Illusions of peace
12. Black light
13. Out of pace
14. Let the mayhem begin
15. Bedragen
16. The Anchor
17. Tingens förbannelse


Emil Englund - vocals
William Blackmon - guitar, drums, vocals
Fredrik Nygren - bassguitar
Rikard Olsson - guitar

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