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BESTIAL DEFORM
BESTIAL DEFORM
Together We'll Destroy The World
(More Hate Productions / Satanath Records)
36:55min

This is the re-released debut album of this brutal Death Metal band from St. Petersburg. I have never heard of them before, but supposedly they were the pioneers of this style in Russia. "Together We'll Destroy The World“ dates back to 1994 and sounds… well, quite dated. And there is a reason for this: 1994 was the year that brought us classics such as "Club Mondo Bizarro“, "...For Victory“ and of course "In The Nightside Eclipse“, so even 22 years later, it's obvious why bands like BESTIAL DEFORM got overlooked. The music here wants to be 'technical' in a PESTILENCE kind of way and 'brutal' the way IMMOLATION did it, but it falls short in both aspects. The "Worship To Madness“ demo from 1992 is included here as well, and it's MUCH better, more vicious and raw. More info at: www.facebook.com/bestialdeform, www.morehate.com

Thomas Reitmayer

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BESTIAL DEFORM
BESTIAL DEFORM
Together We'll Destroy The World
(More Hate Productions / Satanath Records)
36:55min

Twenty years ago, it was extremely improbable to predict future versions of some very underground albums. An example could be the debut album of this band from St. Petersberg, BESTIAL DEFORM. Started in 1990, they grew up during the times of the first Death Metal wave. Since the creation of the first demo songs (which appear on this re-release as bonus tracks), they were clearly influenced by American bands like MORBID ANGEL (is the name of their demo, "Worship To Madness", a sign of devotion to "Altars Of Madness"?!), DEICIDE, SADUS and IMMOLATION. In 1994 they self-released the debut album "Together We'll Destroy The World", just more than 20 minutes for six tracks, considering the intro and the outro. Maybe too short for a full-length album actually, anyway 'I Am Evil, I Am Evil' is the first song we listen to: I have forcely to mention MORBID ANGEL again because it reminds me of 'God Of Emptiness'. But it seems too much a bad imitation of that masterpiece and this is the general problem of this release. They were probably too young to know their limits, because the most chaotic they tried to play, the most inaccurate they did, like in the faster parts of 'Conjuration' or 'Re-Animator'. An exception of the average quality of the songwriting is 'Name Of The Light', with some very good bass licks on top. It's important to understand that we're talking about a young band who moved their first steps. They dealt with a very difficult style to improve, both chaotic and technical, and also the production on this album doesn't help. To say that the remastered tracks got depth without losing the old school sound. This re-release has to be evaluated in the historical context when it has been done. So if you are collectors of all the bands that populed the scene back on those days, contact More Hate Productions at www.morehate.com to buy the CD, also available on tape through Grotesque Sounds Productions. If you want to know what these guys are doing today, check www.facebook.com/bestialdeform

David Lucido

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