GOREZONE - Brutalities of Modern Domination
GENRE: Brutal death metal
LABEL: Xtreem Music
YEAR: October, 2009
REVIEWED BY: PSL
PROVIDED BY: Xtreem Music
The music on Brutalities of Modern Domination is conventional. The German death metal band Gorezone plays fast, varied and in your face. The band is inspired by brutal American death metal like Origin and it's obvious on "Knee-deep in Body Bags", but also on other songs as well.
The music isn't just a pale imitation of Origin as the four-piece also take inspiration what bands like Guttural Secrete, Dying Fetus and Misery Index is doing. There's enough substance in the music not to bore. Gorezone use lots of heavy middle-parts and changeups for variation. The blend of fast and slow, heavy parts like on "Archetype" is also what makes the music interesting.
"The Waterboarding Complex" and "Mass Murder by One Form" also underline how it's you can coalesce the brutal with the catchy without losing one or the other.
The production fits the music just right. It's chunky, but also clean enough so nothing in the music tends to drown. I like this as it gives the songs an additional boost. Overall Brutalities of Modern Domination is nothing different, but what I like about it is that Gorezone make music that is brutal, diverse, and catchy and that the four Germans does it in a way that is vigorous.