Danish Death Metallers Panzerchrist
are back with their 5th album titled “Battalion
formed back in 93´94 when Michael
Enevoldsen left Illdisposed and since then I have been a
follower of their music.
two favourite Panzerchrist
albums are “Outpost Fort Europa” (1999) and “Soul Collector”
2001 and I must admit I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this
promo-CD to check it out. -
Am I disappointed with it? – Well, yes… but only at first.
Mostly because their sound has shifted from
Death Metal to a mix of both Death Metal and Black Metal. The music
is faster, the guitar riffs
more “flowing” and the vocals from Bo Summer is more varied. He
shifts between Death Metal growls
and aggressive Black Metal vocals.
a while in my CD-player “Battalion Beast” began to grow and the
all-out brutality and blast parts just
seem to destroy everything in sight. The more I listen to it, the
more I like it. From
the opening seconds of “The Lean Black Cruisers” you can tell
you’re in for forty minutes of non-stop
Death Metal insanity and that’s exactly what Panzerchrist delivers.
as mentioned above it took a while before this album really opened
up for me and my favourite
Panzerchrist album is
still “Outpost Fort Europa”. But…
Death Metal fans and even fans of Black Metal should definitely
check this album out.