Mazzie's Music Magorium
Punk and Metal Album Reviews
Friday, October 16, 2009
Impending Doom "The Serpent's Servant"

If you don't know who Impending Doom is then you must've been living under a rock. Impending Doom is one of the most popular Christian metal band in the scene. This is their second album and I have to say I am a little disappointed. Gone is the pig squeals and the raw feeling that Nail. Dead. Risen. had. Granted, the production is a lot better but the passion is not really as strong as the debut album is.

This album is pretty much a standard deathcore album and that is not necessarily a bad thing but I was hoping that Impending Doom could set themselves apart from the rest of the deathcore scene like they did with the debut album. I guess they actually wanted to be the same and that disappointed me. If you are a fan of deathcore then go for this album. If not then stay away!

Best Song: "More Than Conquerors" and "Revival:America" =shows their skills and passionate vocals plus the second song mentioned is what I was expecting from them.

Worst Song: "City of Refuges"-I skip this track a lot...just boring.

Score: 6/10- decent deathcore but still a disappointment

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Sunday, October 11, 2009
Malignant Monster "Foul Play"

An Aussie thrash/death metal band, Malignant Monster, released this seven tracks EP, "Foul Play" in 2005. I got a copy from an Aussie friend and I've been really digging this album for a long time. I'm really glad to see this EP with SEVEN tracks. I always hate it when an EP have fewer than 4 tracks. I mean come on...give me a break!

When I heard the first track, "Old Corpus Delecti", for first time...the first thing to pop in my head is...FINALLY! some good modern thrash metal. The drums are very thrashy and fast. Good blastbeats and you can definitely pick up death influences. The guitar works are pure thrash while the vocals bring some variety with black metal style growls. They did a pretty good cover on Megadeath's song "Liar" as the last track on the EP. I've been noticing more and more quality metal coming out of Aussieland. Total props for the country!

Best song: "My Rage"-full of brutal force and solid instrument works. Lyrics is very catchy too.

Worst song: "Turrets of Blood"- the least thrashy song out of the album. Doesn't really do much for me. They better not expand on this song on next album. Stick with the first couple of songs.

Score: 7.5/10

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Saturday, October 3, 2009
I Destroyed Leviathan "EP"

I Destroyed Leviathan is an one man project and the EP is free to download. You can check it out at the myspace link at the bottom of this review. Someone requested to have this EP reviewed. I personally am not really familiar with the genre "nintendocore" and am not sure if it is really necessary. I decided to just give it a listen anyway.

At first I wasn't sure what to think of this music. It's pretty much electronic noise with samples from the nintendo games music. The song titles are pretty funny though. It actually make me chuckle the first time I heard the entire EP but I noticed I got tired of it pretty fast by the time I was done. I would say it's worth a free download but if there ever is any album for sale in this style then I definitely won't buy it.

If you want something to listen and have few laughs then go for it. If not, then walk on.

Best Song: Run Forest Run-I actually think this song is pretty catchy. I probably will keep just this song and get rid of the rest.

Worst Song:The Real Intro-uh? what?

There is no video clip in this review....because there isn't any in existence that I know of so far.


Score:4/10-overall pretty boring stuff except for a song here and there. Might be worth a download if you want to hear to something that's just wacky. The art is pretty cool though so scored some points for that.

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