MetalBite Review by Emma on 4/8/2010
Brutal Death Metal from Ukraine! Brilliant Coldness
’ second release "Poisoned Reality"
is everything a death junkie could want and then some. "Poisoned Reality"
opens with one of the most interestingly mundane samples of the urban sound-scape. The fact that this is the starting point for the album makes sense; dealing with the annoying cacophony of other people you hate certainly puts one in the mood for Death Metal of the most brutal sort.
Their sound can be defined as bass-heavy as in you can really hear the bass. They even allow the guy a solo! Sputtering vocals with a peanut-butter texture unique to Eastern Europe add a particular charm. Brilliant Coldness
’ overall sound could be described as heavy with an old-school feel as they avoid any Black Metal influence as far as effects and recording quality. What makes this album stand out is again the odd sample choices, the introduction to ‘Paradox Of Madness’ is a particular favorite in it’s appropriateness.
The album overall is well done, solid, and enjoyable. It’s unfortunate for this band (like so many others) Photoshop was the artistic tool of choice for the cover design. I mean, I would not have looked twice at this album based on that, which is shallow I know, but really, there’s a lot more going on here and shouldn’t the visual presentation justify the music inside? This doesn’t affect the rating for "Poisoned Reality"
, it just bugs me. Get out your pens and ink people! Even horribly drawn covers have more charm than the digital stuff!
Anyways, this is good stuff. If you like your Death Metal with a little old-school, make sure to put Brilliant Coldness
on your metal shopping list!
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 7.4 out of 10