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Darker Days Ahead
October 2006
Released: 2006, Century Media
Rating: 3.0/5
Reviewer: Arto Lehtinen

Hmmm… I am not sure how this could be written or reviewed right now as this output has become the final chapter in the career of Jesse Pintado who passed away recently in a Dutch hospital. DARKER DAYS AHEAD has received quite mixed reviews - even Pete Sandoval has been a little bit annoyed. Maybe it's time for me to test the waters? All right, as everyone is supposed to be aware of the current line-up of Terrorizer as the vocalist of Resistant Culture Anthony Rezhawk whose deadly grunts are dry and deep to match to the brutality of primitive terrorizing. Pete Sandoval is definitely in his own element by beating the shit out of the drums. The man’s skills and style are highly regarded amongst the whole extreme metal genre.

The sounds are quite primitive and muddy underground which fits the style that Terrorizer presents more than perfectly. The producer, Juan “Punchy” Gonzalez, has created a soundworld that makes a real deadly and lethal impact. Frankly, Gonzalez’s sounds and ideas fit much better to Terrorizer than to Morbid Angel. Somehow it is enjoyable to listen to the album's sound as it definitely gives a little bit of a different vibe compared to tons of overproduced and polished extreme metal and death metal stuff.

It is obvious the classic DOWNFALL will forever be haunted on the background which could be heard the renewed and handled version of “Dead Shall Rise V.06”. It's hard to say if it was after all a wise idea to make an updated version. That said, it sounds as brutal as it was on the debut album. But somehow re-recording of the old songs could have been skipped. Presumably when some years have passed, the second output of Terrorizer will be seen from a different angle and perspective as the legacy left by Jesse Pintado to the whole extreme metal world.
Track Listing

1. Inevitable (intro)
2. Darker Days Ahead
3. Crematorium
4. Fallout
5. Doomed Forever
6. Mayhem
7. Blind Army
8. Nightmare
9. Legacy of Brutality
10. Dead Shall Rise V.06
11. Victim of Greed
12. Ghost Train (outro)


Tony Norman - Bass
Anthony Rezhawk - Vocals Pete Sandoval – Drums
Jesse Pintado - Guitar

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