Review by Krys on August 29, 2001.
Even though guitarist Fabiano Penna assured me that there is no competition between Rebaelliun and Krisiun for the throne of the fastest, most extreme band in Brazil, I’m not quite convinced after listening to their second child “Annihilation”.
There is not a single track that doesn’t start with blasting beats and a pretty fast rhythm section, which in the Rebaelliun dictionary ironically means “slow”, show up sporadically and if they last longer than a minute I must have missed them while holding my head from exploding. This album is for the most serious headbangers and I mean it. In the name of all dark demons, how the hell there can be so much anger in these four young men? If any instrument decides to slow down a little (take a rest), another one picks up the spot and rips the notes apart, but most of the time all of them take pleasure in creating one of the sickest displays of modern extreme music.
One thing that really drowns this CD down is the fact that it’s predictable. Come on, after listening to first 4 or 5 tracks that start with this same beat and a barely different riff you know exactly what to expect next. I’m sure that making the fastest and most extreme music was the main idea here but there are too many great riffs used on this CD to be “wasted” with nothing else than blast-beats. Plus, I like surprises.
Bottom Line: If you like headaches, ear-infections, swelling and tinnitus, Rebaelliun’s “Annihilation” would cause it faster than your screaming mother-in-law. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Rating: 7 out of 10