Released: 2011, Century Media
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Brazilian death metallers Krisiun have now returned with their 8th studio album release ‘The Great Execution’. As with their previous releases, the album consists of speed death metal violence with a heavily increased amount of diversity, ranging from extreme tempo variations over distinct rhythm patterns to clean guitars, and even Flamenco parts!
Krisiun only used analog gear and instruments while recording this album to avoid the compressed sound that seem to be popular today, giving the tracks a organic sound, with the songs on ‘The Great Execution’ possessing both a warmth and a rawness that is so often lost through digital production.
The low end is deeper, with drums that pound instead of bounce and guitar tones that sear rather than hiss. Vocalist/bassist Alex Camargo states; "With our new record we managed to capture the sound and the vibe that we were always looking for,".
Going back to Stage One Studio in Germany and working with Andy Classen again was the right choice. The album came out with a very distinctive and natural sound, shattering the boundaries of the style once more. The cover artwork was created by Japanese artist Toshihiro Egawa, who previously designed artwork for acts such as: Suicide Silence, Heaven Shall Burn, Devournment Dying Fetus as well as many others.
From the first track is it obvious the band have stepped out of their comfort zone and have produced tracks that are different from their previous releases, but still keep their brutality adding diversity and extreme tempo variations, distinct patterns and clean guitars on some tracks. Their experimentation on this release included collaborations with Joao Gordo [vocalist – Ratos De Porao] and acoustic guitarist Marcello Caminha adding their distinctive vocal styles. There is definitely a more organic sound to these tracks with the members only using the analog gear and it has really worked especially with the great production the album has a great strong sound with every some having a great impact.
As with their previous albums Krisiun stands head-to-head with their death metal peers in their ferocity and ability and is no surprise these guys have toured the world with Kreator, Cradle of Filth, Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death and Dimmu Borgir, as well as performing in many European Metal Festivals. Every track on this album really is just fantastic and this is one album that needs to be in every metal fans collection!
Review by: Jo Blackened