donderdag 15 oktober 2009

Criminal Element - Guilty As Charged LP

Now, here's one of the nominees for worst artwork of the year. Nevertheless, it did make my eyebrows slightly move, because Criminal Element features current and former members of Suffocation, Misery Index and Dying Fetus. The CD (which also had very poor artwork) was released last year, and as far as I can tell Germany's Damage Done Records only recently put this out on vinyl. This is a supergroup of sorts, call it the Shrinebuilder or Dead Weather of Death Metal if you like, and unlike many other supergroups (except for the aforementioned ones), these guys pull it off well together. "Guilty As Charged" is a hi-energy album filled with old-school trash metal with a lethal dose of death metal thrown into the mix. There are also 2 covers on this album, by Exciter and Carnivore, which are quite entertaining.

Comes on heavyweight black 180g vinyl with a gatefold cover. If you manage to forget about the artwork, this might just be worth picking up from Damage Done

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