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.