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RELEASED ON 3/1/2006
Human Error... Global Terror
posted on 5/2007 By:
When anything thrash-related arrives at MR HQ, 90% of the time I'll be on top of it like the genre fiend that I am. It's not that death, black, and pure f'n heavy metal don't interest me, but thrash grabs me in a way that I cannot ignore. At it's best it's raw, punchy and unrelenting. Italy's Death Mechanism is all of the above.
You don't have to be Einstein to figure out within the first 30 seconds that the vocals are going to be a love 'em or hate 'em deal. It's VERY throaty (almost black metalish at times), and if you can't dig it, I don't think the band wants to mess with you anyhow. They don't strike me as the kind of gentlemen that envision their faces plastered within the shiny music section of your local Best Buy or Target. The music takes precedence over the vocals, but they play a large enough role to make or break the band to enough potential listeners to warrant a warning of some sort.
The music itself though is pretty kickass by all definitions, Webster be damned. I can practically see the guitarist furiously abusing his poor axe. The drummer is similarly possessed. I mean...his name is Rambo. His abilities should be unquestioned based on that alone, right? Songs like "Contaminated Soul" and "A Good Reason to Kill" are nails in the coffin of weaker bands who dilute their thrash with unnecessary theatrics and poorly executed atmospheric shite. The modern tone of the riffs gives the year of the album's release away but other than that the music is pretty retro and raw in feel.
If anything prevents this band from garnering attention it's the fact that they're fairly one-dimensional. Sure, it's unrelenting, but do all listeners want unrelenting? Don't most want a little diversity? I ask these questions not for myself but for others, because I care about all of you like that. There's a consistent tempo reading that Human Error...Global Terror follows quite religiously (read: fast). Even Master of Puppets and Rust in Peace had their slower moments. Not Death Mechanism's first full-length, and this is where the band's apparent worship of all things Sodom makes sense. So if said band's logo ceremoniously decorates your prized denim vest, you owe it to yourself to check out this Italian three-piece.
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