Crushing from the offset, the first track ‘Praise to the Almighty God’ pummels you with classic death metal riffage and some grimy grooves reminiscent of the dirty but fun grooves of Italian thrash metal outfit, Extrema. However the similarity to ‘fun’ and groovy thrash ends here as the track evolves into a harder hitting catastrophic death metal assault. Impressive guttural screams emanate from the onslaught, much to my tastes.
Track two ‘Cirrhosis’ returns to more of a thrash sound with obligatory blast beats. It is not as strong as the opening track. Something about the chord progressions all seems fairly predictable, but this is coming from a guy who has heard a lot of metal since the release of this record in 1992.
The third track ‘Bleeding At Cross’ also has thrash undertones, but this one takes us further into the black metal realm. Fairly simple tremolo riffs override a constant blast, but at a pace appropriate to cause serious whiplash in enthusiastic fans.
The rest of the album follows a fairly simple pattern: thrashy death metal riffs, then some blasts, with rare but cool moments of technical wizardry. I hear groove metal and moments of black metal in Expulser’s’s brand of thrashy death metal. Overall it is an interesting mix, though it does drag on a bit. 7 out of 10 avocados