Especially on the first half of the album it follows the “mediocre song followed by good song” formula. You can just sit back and headbang, or have it playing in the background while you work, etc. But the guys were young, bloodthirsty and uncompromising. The wormlike, gnawing death mutes that thread themselves through "Parridice"? Over a decade and a half and a few worn out turntables later, it is now quite clear to me MM is a thrash album that stands waving on the brink of the death approach without actually shuffling over. Truthfully, there isn’t a track present save “Osculum Infame” that couldn’t have ended MM with the power of a star that’s collapsed within itself, each one a capital investment of thrash songwriting and perseverance. On this album, the band experimented with a more progressive sound, utilizing guitar synthesizers as well as some jazz influences.. Decibel rated it positively, appreciating the "ear-candy at every turn" and the superb bass frets. Let’s be clear about one thing; Pestilence are legends, every album that they released from 1988’s Malleus Maleficarum to the experimental slice of controversy that is 1993’s Spheres is a Death Metal classic, and Mameli will have to do a whole lot more than all the various silly things that he’s done in order for me to lose complete respect for him. “Parracide” is a full-blown sonic propeller that cuts with a chorus and pre-chorus mighty enough to overturn cement trucks. Bands so famous that they can launch and sell out world tours, support their great grandchildren through college with ease, and will survive on VH1 'best of' specials until the end of time. Review by UMUR SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator "Malleus Maleficarum" is the debut full-length studio album by Dutch thrash/death metal act Pestilence. Kudos to them for making bifurcation part of a vocal hook – math! 5.0 classic. and anyone looking for some extremely memorable shout-along vocal lines might want to look elsewhere. And that’s exactly what makes “Antropomorphia“, “Subordinate to the Domination” and “Commandments” lesser and even somewhat mediocre songs. In 1988 Malleus Maleficarum took the underground death/thrash scene by storm. In this band, he also performed the bass duties live. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1988 Vinyl release of Malleus Maleficarum on Discogs. This seamlessly rumbles into “Antropomorphia”, a track whose main focus is a dramatic chorus and diagnostic lyrics that can resemble those of Carcass at times. Part merciless and part sedated severity, the track is probably the most outwardly contrasting on the disk. In fact, it was often hailed as one of three albums to lift death metal into the ‘90s, the other two being the debuts from Morbid Angel and Obituary. While the song is quite stringent in its arrangement, it also bends to the will of high-wind velocity as well as more peripheral, droning passages for more character…a character that will lead into the saber-toothed beast that is “Extreme Unction”, a spring-loaded, electrified net that ambushes the captive listener with a surge of black-eyed aggression. Believers of Almighty prepare to die Pestilence is clearly a death metal band, however Malleus Maleficarum is full of thrash metal influences. I saw an old copy at an exhibition of witch art in Edinburgh which was cool and weird at the same time. I would cite 'emotionally', except that the album is so highly successful at estranging emotions in favor of its volatile, murderous melange. The vocals by a young Van Drunen are already able to be frightening and truly morbid with that raspy, dramatic and totally sick tonality that still nowadays is a trademark of their unique sound. Although I won’t bow my head to it as I do the demos, Mallevs Maleficarvm is a worthy album to include in your one-year thrash rotation (two-year if you really have a fat collection). The lyrics are extremely well-written, especially considering English is not the band’s native language. new releases ; staff reviews; best new music; Pestilence Malleus Maleficarum. I had no idea. It is not permitted … Maybe it’s just my preference and/or a falling off of songwriting skills, but I do believe the cleaner-than-demos production plays a part in this. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The more technically refined Testimony … Now listen to it and behold its excellence! In terms of composition, the band has always been very mature and talented. "Parricide" and "Cycle of Existence" are just further proof that Pestilence are indeed masters at riff-crafting, with terrific midpaced sections and vile tremolo bursts. Martin Van Drunen, at his career best on both the Pestilence records he was involved with, was in my opinion the most distinct and impressive frontman in death metal. From the opener we already can see the awesome blend of thrash metal riffs, dissonant breaks and sudden fast restarts. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Motorhead and Possessed are the closest in vocal similarity. with Roadrunner Records and recorded the first album. Pestilence also added a small interlude titled Osculum Infame so you can take a breather which is nice of them, as soon as thats over though its back to ***ing business. “It’s not a bifurcation of the tumour”, WHAT THE fUCK is going on with that cover?? Guess I need to clarify my op lol Or are you just saying that as a general statement? Malleus Maleficarum» Back to review: Comments: Add a Comment : Previous; 1... 15; 16; 17; hexfix93 May 31st 2019. Aggression and ferocity are the weapons of choice instead of the sickening and gory DM gimmicks. Here's a tasty helping of meat and two veg for you. This is some of the most elaborate and relentless death/thrash that has ever been released, Sepultura is the other band of the time the was on that level with Schizophrenia and Beneath The Remains. Guitar tracks are too thin; I would have had them louder. The song-masterpiece comes with “Commandments”. While death metal is well known as being the younger, more malevolent brother of thrash, Pestilence’s debut is derived from the same egg. Although you do want some of the heavier breaks to hit a little harder, listen to this album enough times and you will occasionally walk away concluding this album is definitely heavy (no album has the same impact every time). But Pestilence are also a band of transitions. The other notable deed from the Dutch masters is the release of this awesome record "Malleus Maleficarum" and the masterpiece that is "Consuming Impulse." The debut is definitely the most raw release (and it could even be considered primitive if compared to the later albums) and shows this four-piece band excelling in a genre that was still at a creative peak with other top-notch thrash releases like Morbid Saint's vicious "Spectrum of Death," Coroner's dark, technical thrashterpiece "Punishment For Decadence" and Forbidden's awesome debut "Forbidden Evil." And lots of it. It probably isn't even necessary to get into any kind of detailed intro for this band. Of course the fact that the performances are so accurate and well executed would help the overall result. By this time Eyes of Horror would be the final toast of Possessed, the ep concerned more with elaborate songscripting and a thrashier bend and would be a bit of a departure from the band’s debut. Highlights: Cycle Of Existence, Extreme Unction, Chemo Therapy, and pretty much the whole album! Tracks like "Extreme Unction", "Systematic Instruction", "Cycle of Existence" and "Bacterial Surgery" move with some the most violent, breakneck speed thrashing since Slayer's Reign in Blood a few years prior, all the while vomiting forth a series of unforgettable riffs that are both menacing and rather unique for their day. Now, having said that, Resurrection Macabre is an … "Chemo Therapy" is another song that I must totally recommend you to listen to, but basically every track is instantly memorable, especially that most of them have catchy / scream along choruses that will definitely force you to join the band and mosh like crazy. Still, there’s something strangely sinister about this album; as if you’ve entered a secret laboratory where scientists experiment on the weak and the vulnerable for their own pleasure. The new material was way tighter and more focused than the demos. The style is heavy thrash with influences of early old school death metal. There are a few parts of this album where the first play-through of a riff is undeniably crushing, but the energy is gone as it repeats. For myself, Pestilence would be one such entity, both my favorite Dutch metal artist since the dawn of the power chord, and the band responsible for two of my hands-down, absolute favorite metal albums period, in death, death/thrash or any other sub-genre. How many killers like "Cycle of Existence" do we know, which are also placed at the eighth position of a full-length? By 1988, Pestilence were a band entering a transitional phase that bridged the thrashing roots of their demo days with the surge in extremity many artists were twisting into what we have now long lavished as the death metal genre. The album has absolutely fantastic opening, as the first three songs are classic and pure metal anthems, that will force you to the maniacal headbanging. I guess it was composed that way but it always sounds as if played out of time and annoys me every time. "Parracide" If you're a fan of stuff such as early Sepultura (thrash era) or early Death, then this album could very well be what you're looking for. Pestilence - Malleus Maleficarum review: Warning, due to the graphic nature of this program, listener discretion is advised resulting in increasing chances of.... Parricide! This is not death metal. Hadeon is the band's first album since their two-year hiatus from 2014 to 2016, and the first one since Malleus Maleficarum not to feature longtime lead and rhythm guitarist Patrick Uterwijk. This release has been blocked from sale in the marketplace. The big names: Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Slayer, Judas Priest, and so forth. His vocals were a little fainter here than Consuming Impulse, sounding much like a chain-smoking malpractice surgeon serial killer who just escaped hell and wound up at the local emergency ward. Namely Anthrax and Overkill in their prime, but much faster. The riffs conjure up an eerie, almost haunting atmosphere at times. The recording process was handled in a very professional way I figure, the master tracks sound awesome but there’s something in the mix that doesn't convince me. Although they had yet to mature stylistically, Pestilence’s formidable songwriting and precision brutality makes this a must for fans of death and thrash. There are glimpses of death metal but it isn't the most dominant influence of the record, the fastest riffs kind of flirt with it but it never displays the dense and fear inducing genre’s trademark atmosphere completely. The atmosphere in these tracks is one of the gloomiest ones in that period and still nowadays many bands cannot match it. “Commandments”, another maniac, rekindles the song-spinning properties of the original two tracks, then blows its top near the end, the wily solo of Patrick Mameli lighting the fuse, and with an acrid proclamation of the title the volcano overflows. Knives have split the flesh and cut out the eyes, an axe has chopped the hand off... One person have been hanging, another burning on the stake, all experiencing the cleansing pain of divine tortures, made by the holy institution of Inquisition. "Malleus Maleficarum / Antropomorphia", "Parricide" and "Subordinate to the Domination" are unquestionably the best tunes on the record and they basically will present you everything that you can expect from the entire album. By Matt Tulini Click here to e-mail reviewer. It was released digitally on 26 January 2018, nearly two months ahead of its scheduled release date; a physical component of the album was released on 9 March 2018. The cleverly arranged tunes, in particular their extremely good flow, spoke another language. CD Stock Number: Displeased Records D-00061 Mixing thrash with elements of death metal, Pestilence revolutionized metal with this their first album, Malleus Maleficarum.The production is not so great, but this is Pestilence is at their most brutal. Explain to me, what are you fighting for?' He uses his whammy bar dives really effectively, something that characterizes his playing. Collaborators/Experts Reviews. The solos are masterful and the drumming is more than sufficient. I kinda like that tune, y’know… not really my usual thing, but it’s surprisingly melodic, dig the guitar ‘breaks’, and I don’t mind the vocals, either. Marco Foddis is a hammer-adept who operates at a high level of precision running either high or low speeds, with a clean polish that seemed rather uncanny compared to many of death metal's other prototype drum mixes. Pestilence. That could be the Slayer influence, which is also very well pronounced, especially in the tremolo picked sections. Eit…, PARADISE LOST COLLECTION PT. Those who did not know the background of the guys would not have presumed to listen to debutants. When science goes astray - 100% colin040, May 20th, 2020 While I’ve already praised Consuming Impulse as best as I could, there was another incarnation of Pestilence that’s underrated, or perhaps overlooked. ( Log Out / The riffing style is rather unique. The album’s producer, Kalle Trapp, lends his fingers to the keys of the somber synthesizer, acoustic, and solo instrumental called “Osculum Infame” that comes off a nifty about-face for the band. Serious topics such as religious persecution are addressed, along with tales of things like mutants destroying the human race, and you can’t help but sing along (once you’ve got the lyrics memorized, that is). So often this band didn’t receive the right attention and now it’s time to re-discover them, also through their incredible debut album. Enter your email address to follow the HMOverlord and receive notifications of new, mighty posts by email. It was 1988, so the death metal scene was still in its infancy, only bands like Death, Sepultura ("Schizophrenia"), Massacra or Possessed were slaying with their full lengths and the style was very influenced by thrash metal. All instruments revealed its full effect, especially during the less rapid sections. Pestilence’s debut release’s main argument is thrash metal, in a very pissed off and heavy fashion. Unquestionably one of the most original and vicious bands ever born in Europe, Pestilence easily gained a respectable status of cult band along these years. It has its moments of course, and it’s important because it marks the beginning of one of the biggest DM acts of the world; but it is nowhere near the next couple of albums in originality and inspiration. Haha yeah it’s just right at that cusp of being extreme without losing people. There are no blast beats either and vocals aren't as deep as the classic DM growls. As I have probably said more than once, it is all-out aggression, yet at the same time it’s never mindless. Label: Roadrunner Records - RR 9519 1 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Promo • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Rock • Style: Thrash, Death Metal. At the time, few believed in them because many were seeing a faded copy of early Death for the influences in their music but other ones, fortunately, were capturing something more from their musical expression and they were able to see the core of a band in constant change. Just recently I had a discussion about the old Pestilence. What of the frolicking, plague-stricken rhythms of "Chemo Therapy", which play out like a cancer ward patient uprising? Depiction of the gods in human shapes There is far more than just speed to this band, the compositions themselves are impressive, and the album never leaves you hanging on a guitar line even bordering on uninspired, as Van Drunen howls above the seething mass a slew of serious business lyrics that made most thrash and death metal of the 80s seem absolutely infantile by comparison. For a closer examination, try the bridge riff and terrifying lead at 1:00 of "Subordinate to the Domination", which breaks for a dual speed/chug tag-team like a sped-up "Raining Blood". Insides died from all the turkey, yule log and Schloer you've shoved down your face? Songs are pretty good but not extremely memorable, at least not every song on the record. At this point Martin van Drunen hadn’t discovered his trademark sound yet and while his gruff, yet one dimensional timbre might take some time getting used to, I can’t help but enjoy his vocals here - it's as if I'm listening to cruel scientist you're better off not pissing off. “…final means of grace, time has taken your life away…” All three have a great chorus which saves the day. However, the quality … 10865-1 RCD9519 MADE BY DISCTRONICS (H) Label Code: LC 9321 This along with the nice remastering job makes this even more of a must-buy. In 2019 a DT era show from the Rockapalast was released…, PARADISE LOST COLLECTION PT. What of "Commandments", with its creepy acoustic plucking that cedes for an escalation into turbine powered thrashing violence? Add to Collection … It would make a good “Where’s Wally?” I think. I’m not saying these are bad songs, just lesser. The songs do a good job of switching between brutal and haunting, in a way that the two seam together and don’t sound forced or watered-down in the least. The album was released through R/C Records/Roadrunner … Make no mistake though, the thrash played here is extreme in the vein of Possessed and early Death with harmonies reminiscent of Metallica. I mentioned that this is the band that saw the introduction of my all-time favorite death metal vocalist Martin Van Drunen. After listening to Malleus Maleficarum quite a few times, I think it holds up. The barnstorming structures of the first two tracks coalesce into the massive force of “Subordinate to the Domination”. Product details . The album finds its start with the fairly timid “Malleus Maleficarum”, a musical intro of sorts and rhythmically more free flowing than rigid. Speaking of the music, this truly is one of the best records of that time. Aggressive, but still … But Malleus Maleficarum is certainly not bad. There’s another particular aspect I like about the band, and it is the sense of musicality they have when they slow down things at some points to explore a colder ambient, beyond the mean and speedy edges thrash metal is known for. However, his vocals on "Malleus Maleficarum" are unlike his tortured growls of his latter work, as they're more suited for a violent thrash group because they're much less throaty or deep, sounding like a mix of Chuck Schuldiner and Jeff Becerra. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Those breakdowns could have come right off of Taking Over! "Chemo Therapy" is an absolute curbstomper of a track with its whiplash-inducing riffs and an incredibly catchy chorus. Martin van Drunen’s hoarse and acidic vocal delivery doesn’t quite have the guttural undercarriage that’s associated with lungs on the busted floodgates of Scream Bloody Gore or the Brazilian export Schizophrenia that was on wagon trains heading everywhere. Then was just throwing in that Testimony was also sick (but not that it was as good). This is one operation you will NOT forget, even if anesthetized until even the sheep are counting sheep. … Pestilence were formed in 1986, released two demos in 1987, and their debut full-length studio album "Malleus Maleficarum" in 1988. The atmosphere this album conveys is just unbelievable, and is part of why I rated this album so high. Pestilence: Malleus Maleficarum (Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1662: Poland: 1992: Sell This Version: HHR2017-13: Pestilence: Malleus Maleficarum (LP, Album, RE, Cle) Hammerheart Records: HHR2017-13: Netherlands: 2017: Sell This Version: Recommendations Reviews Add Review [r10949870] Release. Thrash Metal. The music on the album has little to do with the groovy thrash that was played around at that time. “…I believe in the resurrection, the return of dead on earth…”. While Malleus Maleficarum is not quite as intense as its successor, it otherwise makes up for it with a collection of sophisticated, yet ripping compositions that are built from wall-tearing riffs that are as threatening as they are technically impressive. Pestilence is clearly a death metal band, however Malleus Maleficarum is full of thrash metal influences. Disc 2, track 9: Teutonic Invasion (compilation). Kalle Trapp's production is impeccable, the mix is perfectly balanced with punch and dynamics. There is plenty of headbanging and strong guitar work to be found within. 19 At the time, many fans construed Malleus Maleficarum as death metal, me included. Man, I can't believe it was such a long time ago, because for me the album still sounds fresh and unique, just as when I've heard it first time in about 1993. Spheres is the fourth album by Dutch death metal band Pestilence, released in 1993.It was their final album before a 14-year hiatus from 1994 to 2008. The comparatively slow "Subordinate to the Domination" made me jump for joy. Pestilence originally released Malleus Maleficarum in 1988. Needless to say that the band demonstrated a surprising musical maturity. Prophetic Revelations 1987-1993, a Compilation of songs by Pestilence. "Chemo Therapy" I don't spin this one too much, and when I do, I prefer it in small doses. Patrick Mameli and the boys really honed their craft on the next album by throwing in much more variety than on here. All performances are well practiced and tight. This is how we got Trivium, for example. Standout tracks: “Extreme Unction”, “Commandments” and “Bacterial Surgery”. What does strike me as odd is how different Malleus Maleficarum sounds compared to Pestilence’s demos; those featured dominant drums (both playing and mix-wise) and grinding riffing interfering in a very intense manner. This music is nice for almost any setting. There are a great number of these titans, and though their power source may seem long since diminished, some have seen a rebirth in the years of late, through the concentrated worship of an underground of devout cultists that have simply never given them up. Raw demo production actually grows on you (let’s say medium quality demo production, I’m not saying worst is best); things like the tearing sound as a guitarist digs into an up stroke while sliding his power cord a half step up or down become more prominent and disgusting as a demo is listened to. The rhythm section didn't really do anything overly impressive, but they did their job well and that's plenty enough to make the music here heavy and headbang-friendly. The production is great and thats it. 73885 … Pestilence - Malleus Maleficarum music album discussion and ratings. These songs are good because the riffs are great, the performance is energetic but most important, the songs are excellently contrived and worked out. In addition, I have a sweet tooth for the band’s rapidly evolving rhythms, dynamic songwriting sense, nomadic musical structures, and commanding lyrics that harked scientific, anti-establishment, and impious ends. Others have been impressive, no doubt: John Tardy, Craig Pillard, Chris Reifert, Jeff Becera, or even Chuck Schuldiner before he decided he was going to become a pseudo-intellectual cosmonaut. AllMusic Review by Eduardo Rivadavia [+] Although their later, better-known and better-executed efforts would have them remembered primarily as a progressive death metal band, Pestilence 's first album, 1988's Malleus Maleficarum, found the Dutch quartet still treading what, at the time, was very much thrash metal terrain. On a well-produced album, I find that the first few hits of the guitar tone always sound nasty, but that this tone grows stale quickly and the genuine feeling of intensity is hard to maintain. The songs actually are well written pieces, and although the endless Slayer pace is often held, individual songs do maintain their own identity. The bass guitar has some breathing space due to this phenomenon… it doesn't really add anything to the music because it just follows the riffs, but hey at least it’s there! Add to Collection Add to Wantlist Remove from Wantlist. When we hear Pestilence’s first two demos, we are hearing the natural bone breaking sound that you’ll also hear from nearby parts of the map at that time like Cyclone’s Brutal Destruction. A friend of mine swears by ‘Malleus Maleficarum’ while I am clearly of the ‘Consuming Impulse’ persuasion. I thought it was about time I wrote a review about Malleus since I did the rest a long while ago already. It is a Thrash Metal one, although at times it can almost be mistaken for Death Metal, mainly because of the over-the-top deep raspy shouts and the overall intensity of the music. What does … Malleus Maleficarum Pestilence. Pestilence Malleus Maleficarum. Pestilence are now known as death metal masters but on their 1988 debut album the Dutchmen were still in the process of pushing the Kreator-style thrash of their demos to increasingly aggressive extremes. Learn how your comment data is processed. Just in time for Pestilence to release their new album, Hadeon, with a new lineup Patrick put together. If you listen to all Pestilence albums, you'll notice that the band was constantly changing and none of their albums were the same. The production is very clear for the drums sounds and the vocals, but always conserves a beautiful dark touch. But really, it's all about the vocals and the riffs. But to avoid misunderstandings, the whole group obviously had great ambitions and, even more important, the guys did not lack of talent. In winding up, "Malleus Maleficarum" did not suffer from any kind of narcissistic ego trips or "high sophisticated" song structures. Inhuman rituals, biblical transgression In the next album though, the monolith of death metal that is Consuming Impulse, he acquires that full-on death metal scream that he is known for. The wicked riffs that are seemingly littered throughout this album could hang with just about any of the others heard on plenty 1988 releases. "Malleus Maleficarum" is also the title of the legendary debut album of Dutch death / thrash metal crew Pestilence and the scenes of torture I described in the beginning are what you'll find on the front cover of this record. Instead, a cold aura was omnipresent, not at least because of van Drunen's restless barking. Edit Release All Versions of this Release New Submission . Sorry, I can’t buy this… I’m saving for Danzig. View all reviews for Pestilence - Malleus Maleficarum. What this does is sap the writers of the actual knack for music creation that brought them to their originally chosen genre in the first place (some try to jump right into a trend from their first release and their catalogue ends up sucking right from the start). Of course none of this would matter if it weren’t for the incredible creations Patrick Mameli and co. were responsible for, but Malleus Maleficarum shows no signs of weakness. Armed with a proper Kalle Trapp knob twiddling (he has also mixed and produced work by Destruction and Blind Guardian, among others), Malleus Maleficarum has a pinpoint, eerie but honest tone to it, which seems strangely haunting even by today's far more advanced parameters. http://www.fromthedustreturned.com. This is an absolute essential release in death/thrash and will remain forever. This phenomenon strikes me sharply when it comes to Pestilence’s first album (the hereby reviewed) and their second. 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