REVIEW
MASS OBLITERATION - Fratricide
Released: January, 2009 | Label: Self financed | Rating: 5/10 | Reviewer: PSL | Provided by: Mass Obliteration



01. Mashom
02. The Remains of Hate
03. Nekare
04. Lathe Biosas

I didn't like the Abrahamithic Curse demo much, but Mass Obliteration do surprise on Fratricide. In terms of approach and style the music is like on Abrahamithic Curse stripped down and straight forward old school death metal in the vein of Autopsy and early Death. However the band doesn't

The song-writing overall has improved on Fratricide. A lot of the riffs and arrangements are more exciting than before. I don't know if the addition of guitarist Giordano Costantino has had an impact on this, but there is a noticeable difference from the music on Abrahamithic Curse to Fratricide. An example of the improvement is the song "Lathe Biosas". It sounds great and has an almost thrashy vibe to it at times.

Something I really didn't like on i>Abrahamithic Curse was the thin and dry sound. It's really no different on Fratricide and I find that to be a shame as it doesn't profit the music at all. A meaty and juicy sound would have lifted the music a step or more, without taking the old school vibe away from the songs.

Fratricide is not a bad demo, but it's not that exciting either. However it does show that Mass Obliteration gets better at what they are doing, but I think additional improvement is needed before the band inks a deal with a label.





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