Service for the Damned
Massachusetts death metalers Teratism go for the throat on their second album, Service For The Damned. Everything about this band is brutal, from their pummeling riffs to their dual vocal assault and the relentless drumming. The album begins with 'Desire For The Demented', which tackles the heart warming topic of necrobestiality (also known as sex with dead animals). This song goes back and forth between fast, technical riffs and slow and brutal ones, an approach the band takes throughout much of the album. Next is 'Eternal Retribution' which has a lot of speed but also a bunch of heavy mid-tempo riffs as well as sick breakdowns. The drumming is also impressive as well, with lots of changing tempos and cool double bass patterns. This song also has an awesome solo trade off section between the two guitarists. 'Still Life' begins with an awesome riff that is a little more melodic than most of the material on the album. This song has some interesting lyrics as well, about murder for the sake of art. There are also some cool high shrieked vocals. 'Disturbing The Colony' is another decent song, but doesn't really stand out among the other songs. There is a cool rapid vocal trade off towards the end though. 'Ripped From The Womb' is one of the strongest tracks on the album. All the riffs are very brutal but really catchy as well. There is also a ripping solo as well as more devastating breakdowns. The album closes with '104', which is another awesome track. This song is a little slower than the others but there is plenty of speed as well. The song ends with a beautiful acoustic melody, which is a little out of the ordinary, but very interesting. This is a very good album overall. Any fan of really brutal or gory death metal should check this out. MASS DEATH F***ERS!!!