posted on 6/2003 By:
Visions of white Reebok hi-tops, Ronald Regean, and a non-crappy Metallica enter my head as I listen to Buried God. Yes my metal brethren, "Dark Revelation" sounds like it came straight from the 80s, the golden age of thrash metal. The good thing, though, is that Germany's Buried God isn't simply a wannabe-old-skool band, they throw in plenty of new (and thankfully not "nu") elements to liven up the mix. This creates quite the enjoyable soundscape. "Dark Revelation" as a whole sounds very much like the almighty Slayer, especially vocally and guitar-wise. The drumming, however, is very death metal. At times, the vocals go towards the death metal end of the spectrum, as opposed to the more yelling, thrashy vocals. Many of the riffs are so old skool sounding, but somehow it feels fresh with light-speed soloing and brutal drummery. There are some almost-blast-beat moments, along with double bass thrown in for good measure. It's straightforward without being boring. Buried God is one of the few bands that can make your foot tap and your head bob even when you don't know the songs, they would make a great opening band for someone more well known. This album seems to be a great starting point for a promising band, I don't see any reason why they wouldn't have a bright future. Fans of old skool thrash with a death metal twist will get a kick out of "Dark Revelation". As the band describes it, it's Thuringian Thrash from below! Wrathchild's Choice Cuts: Hunger - Sweet solos, very thrashy, great Griffin cover! My Dark Revelation - catchy riffs and cool bass, very Slayer-esque
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