Made Of Flesh
Review by Death8699 on July 14, 2019.
German band sounding like old school death metal from Sweden, these guys really tear it up and on purpose. They've stuck to their roots with amazing guitar work and that blissfully awesome death metal sound to them. I'm fairly new with their material, just got their CD in the mail recently, I liked this right away. I thought that the aura and overall sound was a total pinnacle. Each sound is brilliant, and the energy is high up there. Their tempos are fast to medium paced and the brutality is all over the place. A lot of guitar work that's wholly original as well as fresh. It's too bad that they've not produced an album since 2007. I really am liking this band.
The vocals fit the guitar-work though they should've omitted all leads. But still they were good. Not a track on here that I disliked it was all interesting and new to me. And the music is just plain HEAVY. The drums are right on key as well with fast beats, double bass and the whole album was well mixed. I don't really have any complaints about this album because it's filled with everything that you should want out of a death metal release. It hit home on many different occasions. This band never compromised their sound. Some previous releases weren't as good as this one. I'd say as a whole, Fleshcrawl is a band that all death metal fans need to know about.
10 tracks of uncompromising death in the vein of Swedish death and it's so well played it's amazing. Song after song they produce music that is just astonishingly amazes the listener. Hard to find bands like them now but Lifeless and Fatalist are two bands that have paved way too to this type of sound that they're playing on here (Swedish death metal). I can't complain about any of this they really took the music and shoved it up to the nth degree on your speakers or headphones. Nothing distasteful at all here.
Fleshcrawl needs more exposure. I was turned onto them by accident and I'm glad I was. Not a song on here that's bad. It's all quality death metal from Germany with the Swedish "kick." Show the band some support and maybe they'll make a comeback, you never know. I believe that they're still active but have released an album for 11 years unfortunately. After Structures of Death, they really haven't made a full-length yet. Do yourself a favor and buy this album! It's worth it.
Rating: 10 out of 10
Review by Adam on October 16, 2004.
Optimistic would be the best way to describe my state of mind as I began to spin Fleshcrawl's latest album Made of Flesh. I was almost certain that I was about to hear some exciting top rate death metal. Slowly, however, my optimism turned to tolerance and ultimately to boredom as Made of Flesh is just another one of your average run of the mill death metal releases.
Fleshcrawl's main problem lies within their songwriting. There just isn't anything that inspiring or entertaining about these songs at all. I can easily see myself headbanging to this at a show, but as far as giving Made of Flesh repeated listens, their music doesn't have that kind of staying power. As competent musicians as Fleshcrawl may be, it simply does not make up for the fact that this album is a bore.
I am hesitant to recommend Made of Flesh as it will probably only appeal to die hard death metal fans despite Fleshcrawl's attempt to add some melody to their sound. This is just too uninspired and tedious for my tastes, but if you like your death metal simple and unpolished, then this album is for you. Otherwise, I would stay away from this one.
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Rating: 5.4 out of 10