MUSIC REVIEWS
(May 2011)
CRUCIFIX NAILER - BORN OF EVIL
(4 track Cassette) Self Released
CRUCIFIX NAILER is a side project band from Bob Macabre who is know for his main band
CHAINSAW DISSECTION. This band is a little different from that one. He still plays in the
Death Metal vein, but has a bit of Black Metal influences mixed in. The music is old school raw and
gritty Death Metal. The Black Metal influences are also raw, but have a dark harsh coldness to
them. The music tends to go from a fast paced Death beat into a ultra fast blasting Black Metal
style. There is a cold churning sound all through out the songs as well. The vocals are done in a low
ended gurgle type Death growl. This is another fine release from Bob Macabre, but I still prefer his
main band
CHAINSAW DISSECTION the most!
(13 track CD) CONCRETO RECORDS
"SYNTHESIS" was released in 2007, but was just recently sent to me for review. They do have a
newer release called "ACT OF STAMINA" that came out in 2010. These guys hail from Argentina
and play melodic Death Metal with some new Metalcore influences mix within. They have a very
atmospheric sound mixed in with all the heaviness. There are a lot of break downs, twists and
change ups all through out as well. They create a great balance between harsh rawness and polished
cleanness. The vocals are done in a mid ranged harsh throaty Death growl style. If you  blended the
best parts of
FEAR FACTORY, DARK TRANQUILITY, BORN OF OSIRIS, IN FLAMES,  
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
& THE FACELESS you'd get this amazing band!
www.IN-ELEMENT.com.ar
JESUS MARTYR - THE BLACK WATERS
(11 track CD) CONCRETO RECORDS
JESUS MARTYR is another great band from Argentina. Unfortunately these guys split up in
2009. This release "THE BLACK WATERS" was actually released in 2007, but was recently sent
for review. The band plays a very killer blend of Death Metal crossover with Thrash Metal. The
Thrash Metal elements have a strong influential sound of the great 80's Thrash bands. While the
Death technical sound that blends well with the heavy brutality. The vocals fall right in the middle
of Death and Thrash. They are a bit growling with some harsh Thrash screams and you can
understand the vocals. These guys are one of my favorite new discoveries, which sucks that they
are no more!
www.myspace.com/JESUSMARTYR
ORTHODOX - BAAL
(5 track CD) ALONE RECORDS
"BAAL" is the fourth full length album form this Spanish Doom Metal band. These guys play slow
low ended drawn out Doom Metal. The music has an old school 70's type Metal vibe to it with
more dark overtones. They play in a raw style that almost has a Funeral Doom feel to it.
Everything feels dark, dreary, cold and harsh. They also toss in some influences from early
Japanese Noise Rock bands. The vocals are slow a sludgy just like the music and are more in the
mix of the music instead of at the for front. Mix together parts of early
BLACK SABBATH, THE
MELVINS, TROUBLE, CROWBAR
& SLEEP and you'd get a close idea of what
ORTHODOX is all about!
www.myspace.com/ORTHODOXband
SARCOMA - GODLESS LAND
(9 track CD) AMERICAN LINE
Hailing from Mexico comes this intense Death Metal band called SARCOMA. There are a bunch
of They are in the process of writing songs for a new release. The band build their foundation on
Death Metal, but they add on many elements of Grind core and Black Metal. The Grindcore
influences  come into play in the fast paced spastic blasting and aggression pouring out of the band.
The Black Metal parts appear in the harsh rawness of their over all sound. They tend to switch
back and forth between the styles a lot in each song, with the Death Metal holding them all
together. The vocals crossover between all three styles, sometimes blending them all at the same
time. This is a killer all around Death Metal band that will please many fans of extreme forms of
Metal!
www.myspace.com/SARCOMAgdl
SATANIC IMPALEMENT - SACRIFICIAL CORPSE
(4 track Cassette) Self Released
SATANIC IMPALEMENT is another side project band from Bob Macabre of the great
CHAINSAW DISSECTION. This project is more of an old school Black Metal band. Bob does all
guitar, bass, vocals, lyrics & drum programming in this band. This is the 7th offering from Bob with
this project playing Satanic and Blasphemous as Hell Black Metal. The music is in the vein of the
bands from the late 80's & early 90's playing pure evil music. The music is very rough low ended
kind of static like all through out with harsh hallowing growls and screams. He created this project
in 2006 and has unleashed nothing but un relentless Black Metal mayhem since! Check this and all
his other projects out and support this talented musician!
SERPENT CHRIST - MORTUUS IN ANIMA
(10 track CD) CONCRETO RECORDS
SERPENT CHRIST formed in Venezuela in 2005 and this is the bands second release which was
released in 2008. The band plays some crushing Death Metal music in and old school smashed with
new school style. These guys have a lot of heavy brutalness but merge it smoothly with a lot of
technicality. The music is ultra tight and fast with blasts galore. There is a lot of stop and start
parts as well, to give you a breather every now and then. Crunchy slick shredding guitars shredding
all through out. The vocals are done in a mid ranged throaty Death Metal growl. These guys are so
good that they should be at the top of the Death Metal pile. They could hold their own with the
likes of
MORBID ANGEL, MALEVOLENT CREATION, INCANTATION, CARCASS,
DEICIDE
& BENEATH THE MASSACRE! This is a must for any fan of great Death Metal!
www.myspace.com/SERPENTCHRISTband
TORSO RIPPER - OBSCENE CARNAL SLAUGHTERING
(5 track Cassette) Self Released
TORSO RIPPER is yet another killer project from Bob Macabre of CHAINSAW DISSECTION.
Once again, Bob has done all guitar, bass, lyrics, vocals and drum programming himself. This
project is the closets to his main band in style. The music is done in an old school dirty and raw as
hell Grindcore style with lots of Death Metal poured on top. The music is very raw and fast paced
blasting with a lot of stop and start parts that build up into the intense mayhem. The vocals are
done in a low ended harsh Death / Grindcore crossover styled growl and gurgle. There is Gore
splattered all over everything from the cover, lyrics, vocals and the spastic music. This is one that is
a must for all Grind Gore hounds! Rip it up!
VISCERAL GRINDER - CANNIBAL MASSACRE
(10 track CD) GORE CANNIBAL RECORDS / ALARMA RECORDS
VISCERAL GRINDER has been spewing out their brand of Grind Gore since 2002. The band
hails from Mexico and plays some of the sickest Gore Grind out there. They have an old school
style that reminds me of a lot of the bands that were coming out of the Czech Republic scene back
in the 90's. These guys play fast and furious, not stop spastic Gore Grind. There are super fast
shredding guitars, blazingly fast blasts and harsh screaming growls for vocals. I'm not the biggest
fan of this style, but these guys are definitely one of the best at their craft. If your into gore soaked
Grindcore with some touches of porn thrown in then pick up this bands releases and blast them as
loud as you possibly can. Long live the GORE!
www.myspace.com/VISCERALGRINDERmx
VISCERAL GRINDER - GORE CANNIBAL
(10 track CD) GORE CANNIBAL RECORDS / ALARMA RECORDS
"GORE CANNIBAL" is the 2008 release and the previous release for the above review. On this
album the guys still play in their signature sound of Gore Grind. This album is a little rougher in
production, but still is some of the best Gore Grind out there. They play very harsh low ended
Grindcore splattered in tons of Gore and Porno. Just look at the album covers and you should
know what to expect. The music is slightly different on this earlier release with a little more
influences of pure Death Metal showing through. The vocals are even lower this time and a bit more
muffled sounding and more groaning like. As stated above, if you like your Grind soaked in Gore
and mixed with porno then this is definitely the band for you! Enjoy the Gore!!!
www.myspace.com/VISCERALGRINDERmx