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PURTENANCE

PURTENANCE
Sacrifice The King
(Xtreem Music)
16:59min

Some might remember these guys from the land of the thousand lakes (or Finland for those who never listened to AMORPHIS). PURTENANCE released a 7" EP ("Crown Waits The Immortal") and just one fine album ("Member Of Immortal Damnation") twenty years ago on the Spanish underground label Drowned Productions (both re-released together on one CD along with the band's 1991 demo through Drowned's successor company Xtreem Music recently - Frank). Not many people will remember, but alas - that's underground... And those who remember surely do it with a good feeling in their rotten heart. But anyway - it is quite astonishing that they not only came back but even recorded some new stuff. Was it a wise decision? I definitely think so! "Sacrifice The King", their comeback-EP, sounds like it is still 1992. Grinding guitars, growling vocals, Swedish melodies and brutalized drums are the ingredients which, in combination with a better production than way back, make a very enjoyable Death Metal cocktail. Somebody might say: "Boring ols farts!" And I say: Yes, they are not the new Death Metal revolution. I'm sure they didn't even intended to be. But these four steam hammers are true to the bone and more brutal than any Metalcore band will ever be! To add up to that: every time I listen to "Sacrifice The King", I like it more and more... Especially 'Demon Gods' is for all of you, who still love the old Scandinavian Death Metal! Old school guys like me need to check PURTENANCE out at: www.facebook.com/purtenance. Label site: www.xtreemmusic.com

Thomas Meyer

More PURTENANCE reviews:
Awaken From Slumber - by Michael Oelschlegel
Member Of Immortal Damnation - by Stefan Franke
Sacrifice The King - by Michael Oelschlegel

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