Pestilence is one of the sickest bands to ever exist. The truest masters of Death Thrash, both musically and production wise. Here is a video for their song “Out of the Body” off the kick ass album Consuming Impluse!
I did not know this video existed until my buddy Chronolith showed it to me. There is nothing better in excellently produced Death Thrash.
I must say that I know very little about metal from New Zealand, but if Prisoner of War is of the norm, I should pay more attention. Auckland’s Prisoner of War is releasing their new mini album Rot on May 2nd through Iron Bonehead Productions and it is going to instill us into a new era of world war and the weak shall be P.O.W.s.
As Prisoner of War describes their sound as, “Fast beats and pummeling riffs from the arsehole of the world”, they have an interesting death metal sound that is rich in influence from the likes of Bolt Thrower, Morbid Angel, Pestilence, and Autopsy. This is some fine death metal that the world needs to be introduced to. Carrying a solid death metal vibe with theme and atmosphere the band members name also reflect the genre well. Prisoner of War is made up of vocalist/bassist: Charred Remains, guitarist: Typhoid Filth, and drummer: MG-42. After reading the names of the band all that I could see were black and white photographs of WWII.
Prisoner of War is influenced by the world wars and their music shows that full heartedly. Though Rot is only 5 tracks, each track is an aural assaulting blitzkreig. Check out Prisoner of War‘s track “Evil Sky” below and allow that to explain just how their music sounds.
Before I obtained a copy of this promo, which hits the streets.. or interwebz I guess.. on October 1st, I never heard of Procreation but I know the scene and the time. In the late 80’s into the early 90’s, Vancouver was the spot for Black and Death metal. It may or may not of had something to do with an album called Fallen Angel of Doom by Blasphemy. During this era, I don’t know why I keep referring to it like it’s a dead scene, Vancouver was like the new Tampa Bay, just way more extreme. Procreation was a part of this scene.
Procreation released only a couple demos before their untimely demise and they never got a proper full-length album. NWN! Productions released a compilation of their two demos, Rebirth Into Evil and Coming of Hate, in 2004 entitled Incantations of Demonic Lust for Corpses of the Fallen. This compilation is being reissued and let me tell you, if you even care what I have to say, YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO FUCKING PROCREATION! (fucking procreation? That’s kinda redundant.. Of the wicked! Two jokes!)
For being just a demo band, Procreation was something else. Their demos had a very unique sound and originality. The vocals were short spasmic growls, not gutteral like later death metal and not thrashy like early death metal. The riffs are sick as hell, basslines are tight, but its the drumming that is most impressive. Drumming like this on a death metal album is few and far between. It matches up with the band and doesn’t just have blasting section. The drums are like a tight, thrashy, Obituary’sThe End Complete feeling.
This is the part where I piss people off. I know Blasphemy has a huge cult following but how the fuck did they get signed to a record label and Procreation didn’t? Blasphemy is very one dimensional, were Procreation had so much more creativity. That’s just my opinion though. Check out Incantations of Demonic Lust for Corpses of the Fallen!