Conquerors Of Armageddon
Review by Death8699 on November 27, 2018.
The brutality never ceases here. Blast beating galore with a solid production sound and aura. The guitar riffs are at their best here and the intensity never stops on this album. It’s fast the whole way through. These Brazilian guys work better as a trio other than a quartet. Amazing talent is exhibited here with every member contributing a great amount of effort.
The solos are blinding fast with arpeggios, sweep picking, tremolo picked rapid fire leads that don’t cease. I love every track on this album and to me it’s their best work that I’ve heard. The riffs are totally original and wicked. There really isn’t much variety here though, no slow guitar really it’s just packed with speed picking and bar chords that are all over the place.
Everything fits here. For a lot of people it’s monotonous and to them it’s like “when is it going to slow down?” But for me I can listen to the album repeatedly and still come up with the same conclusion: death metal at it’s best. The vocals fit the guitar work and drums are feasting fast that definitely fits the guitar totally.
Uncompromising, blasphemous lyrics, amazing leads, precision in guitar work, drums blasting away and bass that fits the main guitar well. The balance is here and mixing quality that fits like no other. These guys are seriously on some speed to put out such amazing songwriting and utmost brutality. The effort never ends and good luck keeping up with these tempos!
If you want some brutal death metal that is one like no other, check out Conquerors of Armageddon. Expect nothing but the best in death metal. Amazing work and intensity that is like no other. The music is fitting with utmost originality. The riffs on 'Abyssal Gates' are to me the best ones on this whole album. Pick up this one and I’m sure you’ll think the same thing that I do: simply brutal and uncompromising.
Rating: 10 out of 10
Review by Adam on August 15, 2001.
In the past few years the death metal genre has become bigger with many great and talented bands coming up and showing what they are made of. Krisiun have been around for quite a while, but are associated with this new wave of death metal. There music may not be that original and they do seem to get pretty repetitious at times, but the fact remains that these are incredibly talented, fast, and brutal.
"Conquerors Of Armageddon" is a huge improvement from their last release both quality and music wise. The music is a little more technical this time around and the speed these guys reach at times is just insane. That doesn't however, take away from the fact that this cd does become a little boring after a while since the songs really are not that diversified at all.
Vocal wise these are a little different from your average brutal death metal band. A bit higher than your annoying cookie monster growl and a step lower than your piercing scream. The guitar playing is just fantastic on this record and some of the solos just leave your jaw on the floor. As far as drumming is concerned, it is impressive but the contanst blasting does get old after a while. There are a couple times where he goes a little faster and a little slower from your normal blast but it isn't often and it leaves it making the record sounding like one long song.
Overall the record is not without its strong points and they definetly have what it takes to catapault them to the epicenter of the brutal death metal movement. They just have to prove themselves by diversifying their music to insure longevity within the evergrowing death metal genre. I am now anxiously awaiting this band's followup. If they add just enough diversity and keep their signiture crazy riffs and solos intact they just might have a brutal death masterpiece on their hands!
Bottom Line: For fans of brutal death only. This is for serious metalheads who like constantly fast and intense music!
Rating: 6.5 out of 10