Release DetailsLABEL Deus Mortuus Productions
RELEASED ON 7/17/2005
Mata O Muere
posted on 8/2005 By:
From the looks of it, Terrorist's Marta O Meurte was originally released in 2003. Why Deuus Mortuus Productions decided to allow this album to resurface in 2005 is beyond me, as it's not very good. Hailing from San Miguel, Terrorist play a hybrid of sludgey doom and primitive death metal that somehow manages to key in all that is tired and worn out in each style. Marta O Meurte isn't a terribly recorded or performed album, but it presents a complete lack of captivating or engaging songwriting ideas.
The album starts with a shouted intro that's entirely in Spanish. I actually listed to this track a month ago, and decided to shelve Terrorist in favor of some other albums in my queue. I was relieved to find that the rest of the album did contain some actual music. Unfortunately, the music does absolutely nothing for me. Relying of well-worn death n' grooves, Terrorist seem a lot more afraid of the edge than their name would indicate. "Himno Del Odio" and the title track are tolerable, as everything is presented in a pretty tight and concise manner. It proves, if nothing else, that if Terrorist ever got an interesting idea they might be able to pull it off with some class. But they haven't any good ideas. Songs like '100% Terrorista" and "Malditas Partes en Mi Menta" are just platforms for plodding bass-lines and stock riffs that have no place carrying an entire song.
Albums like Marta O Meurte are, at least, somewhat illuminating. Residing in such a mediocre realm, they heighten my appreciation for bands with even the slightest bit of forethought or personality. In their failure to produce anything noteworthy, Terrorist have at least proved how difficult of a task it is to create a worthwhile metal album.
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