Krisiun - Bloodshed
Brazilian blast masters Krisiun are once again here with their uncompromising and very own Metal of Death. Bloodshed contains not only new songs but also the Unmerciful Order MCD from -93. A lot of things can be said about this band, the main opinions are often that they are either excellent or boring. It seems like there is nothing in between. My view of it is very close to the first option. Ever since the Conquerors Of Armageddon album, I've been convinced by the brilliance of this band and after their Works Of Carnage there were no doubts that they are one among the leading bands this genre has to offer today.
Bloodsheed kicks of with Slain Fate, a bit reserved and low tempo if we are talking Krisiun norms here. Almost a bit experimental with its slow part with very, very high guitar tones. The same goes for the second one, Ominous, a very heavy and dark epos. Two slow songs in a row is my first thought, but the order is soon to be restored. Hellish bee swarming riffs which are driven forward by inhumane blast and cool arrangements by Max Kolesne behind the drums. Everyone who is fortune to have witnessed Krisiun live knows what I speak of. This is the real stuff. I guess that in order to keep the music at this high level you need talent, patience and a huge passion for what you are doing. Krisiun got it all.
I think that this material holds the same high standard
as the Works Of Carnage does. The difference compared to earlier albums
lays in the sound. It's hard to say what's missing, perhaps the sound
is a bit hollow, but there are good are characteristic vocals from Alex
Camargo. The new songs on this recording are as good as it use to be.
Especially the three first ones, Slain Fate, Ominous and Servant of
Emptiness. The older songs from the Unmerciful Order MCD comes as number
eight to twelve and perhaps they don't shine as much as the new ones
of course, but songs like They Call Me Death and the title track are
always welcome. The Bloodshed album is not perfect but close.