Finland’s (aside from vocalist, Chris Barnes)
death metal newcomers unleash their sophomore opus entitled "Swarm!".
This is seemingly the best this quintet have sounded thus far. Whence bringing
forth Obituary-esque riffing, a sort of Grave-style simplicity and bits
of the usual Finnish technicality. The vocals are much better in comparison
with Chris' Six Feet Under affiliations. Although, the weakness of that
band still shows some ongoing limitations thru this band. Kinda weird, though,
when seeing the cover of this album, you would expect a much more brutal
and aggressive attack. I was fooled...which is very cool! Gotta love diversity!
To me, this is what Six Feet Under should sound like. The disc inlay jacket,
the lyrics, and of course, the song titles all have that classic Cannibal
Corpse style. Lets lay off any more comparisons. This is a very strong release
with loads of old-school death metal riffing with some bits of technicality.
There are 10 tracks in all and about 35 minutes playing time. Torture
Killer prove that the underground is still the most extreme form of
music, period. For fans of Obituary, Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under, Catastrophic,
and the likes.....
Reviewed By: Thomas Mitchell