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Ventflow - "Terrorsiah" (CD)

Ventflow - "Terrorsiah" CD cover image

"Terrorsiah" track listing:

1. I Piss On Your Grave
2. Terrorsiah
3. These Times Of Darkness
4. Day Of The Locust
5. Cast Down The Swine
6. 12 Gauge Diplomacy
7. A New Age Of Violence
8. The Scars Remain The Same
9. A.D.M.
10. Into The Arms Of Death

Reviewed by on August 5, 2009

"...listeners know what to expect from the rest of the album - full on, brutal metal at its best."

Debut albums are always extremely important for any band, as it's the first chance to show the world what you've got. Ventflow have been going long enough before hand to really make sure their debut album impresses, which it does.

From the opening of the first track, the rather comically named "I Piss On Your Grave," listeners know what to expect from the rest of the album - full on, brutal metal at its best. Vocalist Lee Brennan shows an interesting vocal technique which makes him sound somewhat like a cross between Obituary's John Tardy and Anal Cunt's Seth Putnam, especially in the screaming department. "I Piss On Your Grave" is an intriguing song not only for the title, but the music itself, which contains some catchy riffs and a memorable chorus.

Guitarist Steve Clarke shows a lot of great talent throughout the record, demonstrating some awesome leads on the title track as well as some great melodic intros in songs such as "The Scars Remain The Same" and "Into The Arms Of Death." Some more of his melodies would have greatly improved the album I thought, but they serve as a treat when they do appear. Another highlight on the album is the song "These Times Of Darkness," which feature an excellent intro from the band's rhythm section.

Overall, there isn't a bad track on "Terrorsiah." It's a strong album by a band with a lot to offer, and all the talent in the world to become a leader of British metal. The album will please anyone who's looking for no gimmicks metal.

Highs: Fantastic musicianship from every member of the band and some catchy songs.

Lows: A little repetitive at times, and doesn't make 100% use of the talents the band have.

Bottom line: A good offering from a band who have the true potential to become one of modern metal's bigger bands.

Rated 4.0 out of 5 skulls
4.0 out of 5 skulls


Key
Rating Description
Rated 5 out of 5 skulls Perfection. (No discernable flaws; one of the reviewer's all-time favorites)
Rated 4.5 out of 5 skulls Near Perfection. (An instant classic with some minor imperfections)
Rated 4 out of 5 skulls Excellent. (An excellent effort worth picking up)
Rated 3.5 out of 5 skulls Good. (A good effort, worth checking out or picking up)
Rated 3 out of 5 skulls Decent. (A decent effort worth checking out if the style fits your tastes)
Rated 2.5 out of 5 skulls Average. (Nothing special; worth checking out if the style fits your taste)
Rated 2 out of 5 skulls Fair. (There is better metal out there)
< 2 skulls Pretty Bad. (Don't bother)