||Ex-members of legendary Swedish metal bands
like Grave, Dark Funeral, and Entombed are what bring Vicious
Art under one union. Fire Falls & the Waiting Water is a ten
song, 45-minute onslaught of aggressive old-school death metal. Like
say, Kaamos and Bloodbath, Vicious Art has brought back the sound
that made death metal an underground king in the not-so-distant past.
There isn't anything flashy like- synth or clean vocals thrown in
for effect, everything is 100% "evil death metal" aggression
the way it was always meant to be played! A lot of catchy mid-paced
riffs, a lot of drum blasts (whence- the Dark Funeral practice), and
some sick & violent lyrics bringing to dark... the reality of
Vicious Art. The only thing that got to me at times was that a few
songs were a bit too lengthy for the pace of the music. Oh well, they
were still good songs! My favorite ones are "The Poet Must Die"
and "Why Would the Captured Set Free the Flies". Overall...
pretty good, but could suffice with some solos in the future! For
fans of Grave, The Forsaken, Malevolent Creation, and Immolation!
Reviewed By: Thomas