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MASS HYPNOSIA
MASS HYPNOSIA
Toxiferous Cyanide
(Ragnarok Records)
41:30min

It's been a while since the last full length album from MASS HYPNOSIA saw the light of day. About six long years passed by till the horde's second effort finally hit the streets and the trio unleashes some new fresh'n'bloody chunks for the Metal fanatics around the globe (apart from several split tape releases and compilation stuff in the past). With a new label under their belt these Filipino headbangers are now back with a vengeance and come up with a massive and lethal dose of relentless old school Death / Thrash Metal. Unlike most of their countrymates the outfit from San Mateo pleases our ears with a natural sounding and powerful production which undeniable compliments their songs and generates a lot of energy. The trio knows how to forge some aggressive tunes with nice breaks, murderous mid paced sections and of course a lot of fast, skull splitting thrashing parts which simply shave your head. The technical abilities of all three involved Metalheads are above average (at least what I would say as a fan not being blessed with any musical skills). But that's also not a big surprise as they have been around for quite a while in the underground and are an experienced live act. A couple of oversea gigs and support for POSSESSED (when this legend burnt down Bangkok on their Asian tour) should act as referee. "Toxiferous Cyanide" makes a lot of fun to listen to and to bang your head to till death. So if you have a soft spot for intense and violent Thrash Metal that doesn't miss excellent playing ability and class then you should not hesitate to check out killer tracks like the opener 'Here's The Knife', 'Bullet Face' or 'Stigmata'. I am sure you won't regret it. For more information and ordering details please visit the band's website www.masshypnosia.net or their German label Ragnarök Records at www.ragnaroek-records.com.

Michael Oelschlegel

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