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Conquerors of Armageddon
April 2000
Released: 2000, Century Media Records
Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewer: Nathan Robinson

Looking back through some of my metal compilation CDs, I came across a couple that had tracks by this band. Well, the songs obviously did not thrill me to death, otherwise I would have looked into buying some of the band’s material by now. But being given the opportunity to review this album, I am more than grateful to allow Krisiun a second chance.

These three Brazilians crank out unrelenting brutal death metal ala Hate Eternal. Relying mostly on speed, Conquerors of Armageddon is a non-stop barrage of hatred, aggression, and destruction. Blazing guitars, double bass, and blast beats dominate throughout every song. This tends to make them all sound similar, actually. In fact, what they do on this album is not necessarily too original, but they play convincingly, and I have to give them credit for this. Songs are loaded with guitar riffs, so there’s variety there. But the drums are pretty much the same in all songs. Even so, drummer Max Kolesne does an excellent job and has quick rolls and manages to throw in some interesting cymbal crashes and rides amongst the mayhem to make the songs a bit more interesting. But what really stands out for me are the guitar leads and vocals. The leads are a mixture of play-as-fast-as-you-can fret acrobatics, and more ominously slow melodies that mix well with the blasting assault of double bass. Vocally, Alex Camargo sounds like a cross between George Fisher (Cannibal Corpse) and Jason Avery (Monstrosity). So overall, his voice is not anything new, but his register is perfect for the music….not too low, and not too high. And his phrasings are done well. Production was handled by none other than Hate Eternal shredder Erik Rutan. And let me tell you, this album sounds damn awesome! In fact I think it sounds better than Hate Eternal’s opus Conquering the Throne.

Overall Conquerors of Armageddon is a very solid, punishing death metal album. However, being a big fan of death metal and already owning a shitload of CDs, I do not find these guys so mindblowing that I need to buy their albums. But with repeated listens, I am sure this album will become more and more unique. Those who drool over stuff like Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel, Nile, and Suffocation, should check these guys out.

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Conquerors of Armageddon
April 2000
Released: 2000, Century Media
Rating: 4.2/5
Reviewer: El Cid

As I promised, I borrowed a couple of Death Metal CDs just to review them on the board based on my personal tastes and here is the first one I picked. This is not a new release but I don’t remember seeing a review posted so I’ll do it anyways.

The first track is an intro that might come as a cliché for some of you because it’s pretty much made out of an intro that brings the feel of the winds of Satan into play and then fires a whole 41:37 minutes of non stop brutal death metal. Krisiun features some top line musicianship and it’s displayed through the entire album. The most amazing thing about this one (in my opinion) is not the insane double bass and blast beating that litteraly rain upon you all the time, it’s the guitar leads that that this CD to whole new level, they are actually thought of, not just slapped together like some other bands I’ve heard (*coughangelcorpsecough*).

To sum it up, this is a must for brutal death metal fans, I’m not a die hard of the genre, but I know I loved this album.

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