Band: SAVAGE ANNIHILATION
Title: Quand s'abaisse la croix du blaspheme
Style: Death Metal
Wow, this is one hell of a sombre music I tell you, Savage Annihilation's third studio album makes you feel these guys are never smiling, and on top of that they present you here the end of the World with all its implications, to the point of total annihilation, so from my point of view this album proves the band's name was perfectly chosen. This is traditional technical, complex, brutal as fuck Death Metal, a savage (link with the band name again) assault on all your senses for a bit over half an hour of music, with a one and a half minute outro that sounds like you're dead and ended up in heaven among angels that eventually turn up to be evil. Massive and oppressive production offering a crystal clear take on all instruments, brutal guitar riffs spiced up with excellent '90's type of guitar solos, subtle but supportive bass lines with the right amount of enhance here and there, just to make them present and highlight the bass player's skills (check out the emphasis on it and especially the solo on the second track, Par-dela les dunes de cadavres), and a merciless comprehensive growling vocalist that's not as versatile as the instruments, but imprints that savage take on the whole material. All in all this is an impressive new album from French Savage Annihilation, one of those albums that will make you feel there's still plenty of room for good outputs from the traditional Death Metal scene.
Reviewed by Adrian