SEPTIC CHRIST - INFECTED EXISTENCE

MALEVOLENCE RECORDS

 

Metal To InfinityTIC CIST – Infected Existence (Malevolence Records) 

First, I received a promo sampler featuring 4 bands of the Malevolence Records label. This split tour sampler is spread all over to focus on the upcoming gig at youth club ‘‘t Ipperste’ which will present a Metal Over Oostrozebeke gig on July 7th. 2012. This all will take place in Belgium, and the four bands on this sampler will be present that same evening. Besides Kaos, Absentia and T.C.F. we get one track of the new Septic Christ album ‘Guitlty As We Were Born’ due to be released in 2012 and one track of their previous album ‘Infected Existence’, released in 2009.

Now, a few days ago, I received another package with that very first album of Septic Christ in it. ‘Infected Existence’ is created by the German lunatics of Septic Christ and their thrash metal assault is really awesome. This release sounds like the good old days, where production wasn’t thát important, but the live feeling was prior to the overall sound. Well, what they recorded in 2009 will hit you straight in the face. This thrash metal monster started originally as Nothing to Nothing, but after two years of existence, they split up. Now they are back and I believe that they are stronger than ever before!

“Infected Existence” creates a feeling that evokes the good old days of Nuclear Assault mixed with some Anthrax and the hardcore style of Pro-Pain. They know exactly how to add melody in their aggressive attacks and all four members of this band play their buds off! I like the drumming style of Joey Collapse very much. He’s going all the way with full speed and a lot of variation from start to finish. Also the guitars of JxNothing is really bad to the bone. The style is delivering the best of the best of the eighties! Combined with the vocals of Bobby Shortleg you will get 8 tracks that will bring on a smile on your face!

Chris Septic is doing the bass and he’s the one that fills all holes to concrete! ‘Infected Existence’ has been playing and playing several times in my player and I really must confess that there is not one single track that could be described as a filler. Every song has an own identity, has the right punch and the perfect style to make you enjoy this band. This is pure amusement with a heavy twist and I’m sure that I will have some great moments ahead with this album.

All this makes me curious for the next album that will be released this year, but I do hope that they will maintain the sound and vibe on the new album. The track that I already heard on the sampler guides me to safe ground. Septic Christ is able to release the best thrash metal album of Germany, and I do hope that they will succeed!

My rating: 89 / 100 (Review by Patrick De Sloover)