Review by JD on April 21, 2013.
Having Sweden and metal talked about in the same breath it is not a stretch of anyone’s imagination. Many times the small country of Sweden has graced us with some nasty, high energy type of extreme metal – a fact that all metalheads everywhere applauds and cheers daily. Enter now Terrorama, another sonic offering from the Swedish Gods of metal for the drooling masses of bangers.
Since 2001, Terrorama has been putting out some intense and utterly powerful music. Black, Thrash and Death combine into one, and the band’s sound and style is born. With stands riffs that seem oddly… new again. With plenty of historical gory lyrical themes and wickedly heavy riffing to go along with them, it seems that this band fits well into the metal scene across Europe and soon they will around the globe.
Songs like the brutal honesty of the holocaust themed 'Genocide' to the foreboding words of 'Inanimate Omen' shows the band’s conscious acknowledgement of the harsh lessons the past has for today, brought with honesty to write about the horror and complete lunacy of such great atrocities. Add in the dark death riffing guitars and vocals that are acridly biting and yet so intelligible – it creates that certain metallic magic that Sweden is known to breed – and Terrorama is a perfect example of it.
I am not impressed with how the album had been recorded for the band, as the muddled way it had been done fails to truly let the extreme power and aggression the band has be somewhat stifled and watered down. The result was an album that was very good, but missed the mark to be fucking fantastic. Truly Terrorama was cheated out on having an epic on their hands. Next time boys… next time.
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Rating: 8.3 out of 10