MURDER SQUAD (Swe): “Unsane, Insane And Mentally Deranged” Cd 2000 Pavement


I am not
able to make an accurate review of this CD for reasons which will be
clear throughout the reaview. I first heard of MURDER SQUAD several
months before the CD was released, and when I heard the band was manily
an AUTOPSY cover band, I was thrilled like a high school student. Things
went on the bad course when I actually got an advance of the unmastered
CD, as something was not completely convincing. Sure the band has a
HUGE AUTOPSY influence, to the point some songs are almost copies. The
first minutes of “The Probing” ARE the same of “Destined
to Fester” fropm “Retribution for the Dead”, not a siongle
note of difference. Which is good, one can’t improve what’s perfect,
and the world misses AUTOPSY today. But in the whole, I dodnt count
on several factors. First Matti has lost much of his voice, like he
showed on AT THE GATES as a backing, on THERION’s demo tape, on CARNAGE
and the first DISMEBER, when he was still THE best vocalist around.
Now two things were disturbing when I heard the CDR, which are, the
sound is so clean it seems exactly the one DISMEMBER had on that unfortunate
“Casket Garden” miniCD who signed their temporary fall, too
clean, too perfect for the filthy Death Metal they were up to, cosnidering
the whole package and shit. Second, many of the songs shift from heart
taking moments of sickness, to almost rock and a bit too slamming metal
whcih has barely anything of AUTOPSY but again, more of the bad-side-of-DISMEBER.
Things howev4er turned out when I had chance to listen to the full length
at a local record store. The owner told me the CD was recorded like
shit and when I put it out, I slmiled with 78 theet, the sound had been
purposely ruined, the guitar tuned down, and lotys of noise and bad
mixing was cured to make it as brutal as it should have been… the
cover artwork, that’s another good point, seems like a cross between
an “Acts of the Unspeakable” cover (the skeletal figures indulging
in obscene degradations and torturing orgies) and some sick NUCLEAR
DEATH cover, Hampson era. Full color yet damn obscure and to the point.
The titles inside are written in dripping like hadwritten fonts, much
like AUTOPSy did, which is just another way to tell the world the truth,
they were the absolute masters of this genres. This review gowerver
will be updated as soon as I get ahold of one original copy of the work,
the pre-master copy I have is not worth much more than a 6 on 10 rate…
but the CD itself it’s brilliant. More bands should play this way.

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