Label: AreaDeath Productions - ADP 009 • Format: 2x, CD Compilation • Country: China • Genre: Rock • Style: Speed Metal, Thrash, Death Metal
Armed with a new line-up, including Paul Baayens on second guitar, Theo van Eekelen on bass Infuriated - Thanatos - Angelic Encounters + Bonus Aad Kloosterwaard, from Sinisteron drums, you had quite the players here. The problem was the drum sound really effin sucked and Aad, god bless him, drummed his heart out on this album, but the production made the drums sound tinny and no real oomph to them.
The guitars and bass sounded rather flat, however I listened to the album, quite a bit, since the songs destroyed. Boy the drum sound has been helped along to such a degree that I hope Aad, has this version, to hear how his extraordinary drum playing has come to life on this. Stephan really embraced his death metal vocals during this time and he also throws in some black metal screams.
The title track is still one of my favorite Thanatos songs and to hear it remastered made me pick up a few Infuriated - Thanatos - Angelic Encounters + Bonus and throw them around town, in a frenzy. Right before that 5 minute mark, with the intense build-up and than the songs kicks your teeth in is beyond intense. Obviously the drumming of Aad, who brought along his Sinister influenced blast beats, helped to make this album the most intense Thanatosup to that point.
The blast beats are sprinkled throughout this album. As a bonus the mcd Beyond Terror is included here and the remastering sounds flawless and of course the Possessed and Celtic Frost covers are some of the best around. The reissue is rounded out with a killer booklet containing lyrics, pics and liner notes.
Trust me when I say this is the definitive version of an underrated classic and Angelic Encounters shines leaps and bounds Infuriated - Thanatos - Angelic Encounters + Bonus this reissue. Buy or Die! Divine was originally released, by Thanatosin and when this album came out, it really ushered in the start of the band gelling like never before.
The album sounds better than ever with the drums sounding enormous on this. Stephan adding some killer high screams to the cover.
The theme running throughout this album always seemed to be religion, the horrors of faith and there is an evil undertone throughout this release, that makes this my favorite Thanatos album. It could be the fact that the well placed sampling of sound clips from my favorite movie of all time, The Exorcist, adds to the evilness this album breathes forth.
The creepy intro with a clip from The Exorcist, adding to the foreboding nature of the track, before eventually going into the song, which sports a killer groove, great bass lines and some outstanding blast beats. He mixes in some lower end growls here and there. The 1. This album really solidified the band had a stable line-up and this is another great reissue. Streetlight - Maxwell Buggsy Band - Cloak And Dagger is rounded out with a nice booklet containing liner notes, pictures and lyrics.
Replace your original copy now! Justified Genocide. Ich Jack - Boys Noize - Out Of The Black years had passed since Thanatos released Undead. Divinebefore Justified Genocide was unleashed Esta Vez - Mayré Martínez - Soy Mi Destino (CD, Album, Album) mankind in Thanatos had achieved their finest guitar tone with this album, that just comes out more with the remastering.
The guitar tone is akin to a razor slicing through your Stop The Music - Namie Amuro - 181920, leaving chunks of skin lying all over the place. Nice guitar melodies throughout this song and a blast a little later on. There are screams on this track, brutal old school thrash beats and nice blast beats to add to the intensity.
The band gets into some doomier territory on this track too. The reissue has lyrics, liner notes and pictures. Again these reissues can all wet your appetite before the sixth Thanatos full length album is released this year.
For now do yourself a favor and pick up all their Infuriated - Thanatos - Angelic Encounters + Bonusthey are outstanding in sound quality, bonus material and layout.
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