Beyond The Threshold Of Death
OK, to take the easy way out I could say that this release from the German Death Metal band LIFELESS is Death Metal in the tradition of the early releases of bands as ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER and UNLEASHED. If you like their brand of Metal - buy this release, too. Well, I think it is rather unfair to compare LIFELESS only with those old bands as this recording has far more to offer than a repetition of what these bands already released many years ago. We have to accept that in Death Metal everything's said and done, we can't expect that someone reinvents the wheel again when talking about our beloved music genre. With "Beyond The Threshold Of Death" LIFELESS released an amazing piece of Death Metal, it's brutal, it's well played and above all the shredding guitar sound is amazing here, though the drumsound could be better. The guys produced this recording by themselves while the mastering was done by Vesa Kenttäkumpu from Swedish EVOCATION. Considering that this debut CD is self financed I'd say that this is a perfect start for LIFELESS and the 7 songs plus intro burned on this plastic disc will make you a great time to figure out that Germany has some cool Death Metal acts to offer these days. LIFELESS are one of those and I bet that their next release will be a killer. Check out www.myspace.com/lifelessdeathmetal to get a blast while listening to 'The Final Sacrifice' (killer track) and to get in touch with the guys to order this cool recording.
More LIFELESS reviews:
Beyond The Threshold Of Death - by Alfonso Perez
Godconstruct - by Thomas Meyer