Released: 2008, Self-released
Reviewer: Luxi Lahtinen
"Do you own or work at a record label or promotion company and maybe even like this shit? Don't hesitate to mail us!" That´s what it says in the biography of these relatively young and relentless thrashers called Malecioum that hail from Sandviken, Sweden.
The band´s first 4-track demo, CURSED GROUND, is nothing groundbreaking or revolutionary or even new in the thrash department, but damn it contains some vicious pieces of thrash that sort of automatically makes your fingers turn the volume button to the max position - no matter how hard you try to fight against it.
Malicioum play harsh, straightforward and balls-squeezing thrash that could be described as a blend of some Merciless (mainly THE AWAKENING era) and some tiny slices of Order From Chaos´ realm of chaos as well. You do know this familiar recipe ´show-no-mercy-take-no-prisoners´, don´t you? That´s exactly what Malicioum do on CURSED GROUND - showing no mercy and taking no prisoners as far as the band´s frenzied assaults of thrash are concerned.
You want a deeper analysis from their songs? Well, you get no more - just grab a copy of this demo for yourself and let it thrash you down to your weak knees.