estonianmetal.com
Username: Password:    
      register
estonianmetal.combandsnewsreleasesreviewsinterviewsgigsstatsdownloadscontactslinks


latest release
latest band
Worse Than Failure
25-11-2015
latest update
Rattler
25-04-2017
latest review
Taak
"Koerapööriöö"

08-12-2014
latest interview
Abandoned Elysium
Interview with Abandoned Elysium!

24-03-2015
subscribe to newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter.
site news
28-03-2006
added relevant links to band info

22-03-2006
updated bands navigation

15-11-2005
banners in gigs section

 
Horricane
The Lynch-Lawyers' Death Squad

It’s rare that I’m impressed by Estonian metal, especially unsigned Estonian metal, as it’s normally archaic NSBM that has little originality or meaning. My feelings changed when I got this fully produced and nicely packaged demo, even more so considering the terrible band name. Until I played it. Holy fuckcicles of brutality!!!!!

Down tuned beyond belief, pummeling mildly cybernetic laced death metal, with more crunch than an oven boiled syphilitic scab. This lot should appeal to fans of In-Quest and Scarve, as they deliver a thick, groove based sound that outdoes many signed bands' sound, and their song writing is solid enough to garner attention from any fan of death metal. Fairly mid paced, but oozing with menace, apocalyptic synths and rumbling riffs, Horricane lumber with the ominous pace of a futuristic war tank, crushing bones under its tracks. The slower riffage is slightly reminiscent of Morbid Angel at their slugdiest, (“God of Emptiness”, “Where the Slime Live”) but with a futuristic sheen and littered with various degrees of synthetic sampling. When chugging along at “speed” you could use the usual Eastern European influences (Vader, Behemoth, etc) but again their cybernetic visage and crushing tone gives them far more character than a mere Vader clone.

The Esoterically named band members, are apparently well known in the Estonian metal scene, and go under the usual cybernetic acronyms (ERX, PCHN, ANZ, VX, DZDZ, MDX), but no matter, as their music speaks volumes, as the 5 track provide as much entertainment as many more recognizable cybermetal acts (Skymning for example). From the vast lurch of opener “Coup De Grace” to the utterly massive grooves of closer “Nitro Boost Turmoil”, Horricane are mercilessly heavy and surprisingly eligible, going for weight rather than sheer speed. The synths are not overwhelming, and add just enough robotic menace to the proceedings to truly make Horricane somewhat of a unique sounding band. If the closing moments of "Demon State" doesn't rattle your filings, your stereo sucks.

A very impressive demo from a possible gem in Eastern European metal, now all they need is a decent record deal. Maybe a name change would get them more interest-just a thought. Anyone?

Author: Erik Thomas
Zine: Metalreview.com
metalreview.com

Check also:
Other reviews
08-12-2014 Taak - Koerapööriöö
22-02-2013 Urt - Ussikuningas - Saatanhark II
18-02-2013 Neoandertals - Ebu Gogo Gutting the Child
show all reviews


Add your comment:

Name

E-mail

Comment





User comments for this release:

Synergy  28.09.2004 00:48
Damn, this album is so fucking great!

ads  28.09.2004 09:24
it's not album


2004-2017 Estonianmetal.com. All rights reserved e-mail us