Berzerker looks like an intriguing phenomenon. As far as I can read from
the biography on the Earache website, The Berzerker was originally one
Australian extreme metal DJ who first made remixes of death metal bands
and then started performing his own music with shitloads of samples and
blastbeats. If I am to trust the pictures from the band’s live
performances, of which there have been plenty, their masked appearances
have also added to the extremity.
“World of Lies” is indeed extreme in every aspect. The Berzerker’s
voice is brutal, the insane blastbeats are relentless, the sound of the
guitars is crushing and even though the keyboards are this band’s
friends, there’s no pussy symphonic metal sound in play, trust me.
of the album is a full on attack on your senses, only interrupted by the
slow grind of the intro of “World of Tomorrow” which is really cool
and something I wouldn’t mind hearing more of from The Berzerker. The
last track on the album, “Farewell”, is a piece that lasts around
twenty minutes, all but a repetition of the same riff and beat over and
over again. It’s a nice riff, I admit that, but it’s not really
necessary to repeat it that much…
Morbid Angel, Carcass and Napalm Death haven’t lived in vain for The
Berzerker, and for fans of these bands, “World of Lies” is
well-worth a listen.
Recommended: “World of Tomorrow” and “Free Yourself”