Quarrel In Hell
posted on 1/2008 By:
Well this certainly upholds the South American tradition of gnarly, wild-eyed metal. Nervochaos’ contribution is a primal gruntfuck of a death metal record, taking a little bit of Suffocation influence (and a ton of early Cannibal Corpse influence) into their bed for a ménage-a-brutalité. Unfortunately, that influence is spread a bit thin, and the sheets aren’t exactly fresh.
Truth be told, despite the flailing ferocity of their endeavor, these compositions are restrained by the ho-hum nature of the template. Their chosen approach will surely appeal to devourers of all things DM, but the only hook that will sink into non-devotees is the charm with which it is performed. While there’s really not much substance here (aside from a ton of early Cannibal Corpse influence…did I say that already?), the Ibex Moon completist out there should be satisfied with Nervochaos’ take. Especially those kick drums, man -- with a decent set of subs or a pair of headphones, that double bass thuddage will bring a tear to an eye. I actually had to check the liner notes to verify that Donn Landee didn’t engineer this thing. Okay, that’s completely ridiculous (and a blatant lie), but the fact remains: The drumming alone makes this record a fun little diversion for the fiends out there.
Apologies if my description sounds a bit cheery and rosy, as this is ugly stuff; and, in small snippets, it’s pretty damn enjoyable. But be warned, people…like most things semi-lethal, Quarrel in Hell is best enjoyed in moderation, especially with more compelling options on the market.
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