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Released: 2006, Century Media
Reviewer: Luxi Lahtinen
Holy smashed crucifixs... the Brazilian deathroopers Krisiun are back with a fuckin´ vengeance!! This furiuous threesome made their real breakthrough in 2000 when their CONQUERORS OF ARMAGEDDON album was released via Century Media Records, and which has remained the band´s best work to date... until now. Krisiun´s two previous releases, BLOODSHED (2004) and WORKS OF CARNAGE (2003) didn´t do much for me even if both of them were decent Death Metal releases amongst other Death Metal slaps being released during those two particular years.
But then again, something has obviously happened in the Krisiun -camp during the last year or so, as far as their song writing is concerned. Some new ugly and vicious tricks have been thrown on the battlefield that can definitely be considered victorious for Krisiun. I mean, the band´s 6th full-length album ASSASSINATION brings Krisiun easily back to the top Death Metal league again, being the band´s best work to date thus far. The whole masterplan of the band smells like these fellows´ main intention has been to step forward out of the dark corners only when they felt fully armed-to-the-teeth again - from the top of their foreheads all the way down to the tiptoes, with the most destructive and powerful weapons they managed to grap their hands on for ASSASSINATION. Their song writing has improved remarkably since a couple of mediocre releases they have churned out during the past few years. Now it all sounds like they haven´t left anything on a half-way, but gone the trickiest and most difficult path less traveled straight to the end, and they have wandered it through very successfully indeed as far as the material on ASSASSINATION goes.
In a way ASSASSINATION goes on the same level in technicality as, let´s say, Deicide´s LEGION album, but also manages to keep enough distance to it by some of those Fear Factory-like ´stop-and-go´ rhythms. A song called "Bloodcraft" is a pretty good example of all that, I think - so is "Vicious Wrath" that drops into that category quite painlessly. In regards to some comparisons to that Deicide´s classic album in question I already mentioned about, tune your ears for a song called "Refusal", and just admit it the song is pretty much plain Deicide´s LEGION -era worshipping from start to finish; just like "Suicidal Savagery". The comparisons are just unavoidable and simply pop up from the background without any effort made. On the other hand, Krisiun´s trained biceps are full of thick, angrily boiling black blood (merely metaphorically speaking tho) in such tunes on ASSASSINATION as "Natural Genocide", "H.O.G.(House of God)" and "Father´s Perversion in which Moyses´ guitar parts, to put it simply, sound just insane in this tune! The material they have been capable of composing for this album, is exceptinally strong thoroughly when thinking at the same time it´s been quite some time when the whole package has sounded equally strong from the begining to the end - without any weak links in it. The Krisiun -boys have truly outdone themselves on this album song writing-wise as everything sounds so wickedly very good - even a cover version Motörhead´s "Sweet Revenge".
The album´s sound has been trimmed at Stage One Studios in Germany by Andy Classen who also was behind the mixing table when Krisiun recorded their highly acclaimed CONQUERORS OF ARMAGEDDON record. Andy has absolutely earned every cent that Century Media has paid for him for blessing the album with top-notch production skills. No complaints about the production on ASSASSINATION.
No doubts, the masters of death have conquered a big part of the most shining Death Metal throne back to themselves again with ASSASSINATION, so get ready for this superior massacre, provided Alex, Moyses and Max exclusively!
02. Natural Genocide
03. Vicious Wrath
05. H.O.G. (House Of God)
06. Fathers Perversion
07. Suicidal Savagery
09. United in Deception
12- Sweet Revenge
Alex Camargo - Vocals & bass
Moyses Kolesne - Guitar
Max Kolesne - Drums
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Released: 2006, Century Media/EMI
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
Krisiun can best be described as a Brazilian tank that never once compromised their music or beliefs. They deliver merciless old school death metal. The only thing that’s different now is that they have a few calmer passages through some songs, but not many.
If you are not familiar with Krisiun I’d say that they play music in the same vein as Morbid Angel, a band that together with Slayer, have been a big inspiration for the Brazilian death trio. Kerry King from Slayer has probably been the biggest inspiration for Krisiun’s guitarist, Moyses Kolesne, because he’s got a playing style that reminds you of King and he’s as fast, brutal, mean and aggressive for that matter. If you, like me, were around when the first death metal boom came around in the late 80’s / early 90’s, and loved bands from that era, then Krisiun is for you. With all the crap that comes out nowadays, it’s refreshing to hear such a prominent act like Krisiun. Their existence is vital for the survival of the death metal genre. The terrible trio unleash 12 contaminated death metal tracks upon us, two are instrumental songs, “Doomed” and “Summon”. Besides that, the guys include a cover of Motörhead’s “Sweet Revenge”. There isn’t a single bad track on this album, and all the material is brilliant. My personal favorite tracks are “Bloodcraft”, “Natural Genocide”, “Refusal”, “H.O.G (House Of God)”, “Fathers Perversion, “Suicidal Savagery”, “Decimated” and of course the excellent cover of “Sweet Revenge”.
The famous Andy Classed produced ASSASSINATION, the guys also recorded their Millennium album, CONQUERORS OF ARMAGEDDON, with Andy, and he has once again succeed with giving the album just the amount of terror and destruction that an album of this caliber needs to have. Krisiun once again shows that they, together with a few others, are the indisputable kings of death metal. I really recommend, no I order, all fans of old school death metal to check out Krisiun if you already haven’t done that.
H.O.G (House Of God)
United In Deception
Alex Camargo – lead vocals, bass
Moyses Kolesne – guitar
Max Kolesne – drums
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