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Ornaments of Mutilation MCD
Review by Miika Kuusinen
And Another Florida-based brutal death metal act, Sickness, is
ushered into the world. In ”Ornaments of Mutilation,” the band
bashes out 8 songs in less than 19 minutes so do not expect
progressive stuff here. In fact you can’t get simpler than this.
The songs are very short as you might expect but also extremely
simple with no more than a few riffs in each song. If the songs
were even a minute longer, they would end up being quite boring
but here they are almost over before you even realize it.
The whole 18+ minutes do blend together into a single sound though,
thus lowering your concentration towards the end drastically.
Unfortunately the production is rather thin and powerless and lots of
aggression and heaviness is lost. Vocals are your standard death growls and
thus fitting but I would really like to hear a bit more complex and
brutal riffing and maybe twin guitars. Ever popular insanity/serial
killer/gore lyrics can be read/heard and what else you would really
expect from a band whose artwork consists of a naked female body
with its intestines ripped out? A Few nice samples from TV news/movies
do add some needed spooky atmosphere but do not much affect the
Not exactly any faults here, but you can’t get much average than
this in brutal death metal. All the elements Sickness
has could well be from the handbook of how to be next Cannibal Corpse.
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Tracks Of Creation May / June 1998
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