Lay Down Rotten
Reconquering the Pit
Style: Death Thrash
Release date: November 5th 2007

Now, this is the dog’s bollocks! Sweeping, brutal death thrash with a lot of idea and nerve plus a voice from hell in the foreground – what more can you ask for?

The foundation of this rock solid release is razor sharp death metal in the vein of Illdisposed or Bolt-thrower, but the icing is guitar work that reeks of classic thrash metal and soli that blend in smoothly. Daniel Jakobi’s voice is brutal as f*ck, not unlike one of my favourite grunters, Bo Summer from Illdisposed and the production and mix is just perfect for this brand of metal.

What makes ‘Reconquering the Pit’ particularly interesting in my view is the fact is that it is not only brutal, but also groovy as if there was no tomorrow and even catchy in places (the refrain of All of this Pain refuses to leave my head right now!).

Hell, YEAH!  \m/

01. Anarchic Outburst
02. Reconquering the Pit
03. Sound of Breaking Bones
04. Bitter Thoughts
05. New Mechanic
06. Human Phenomena
07. Demons Breed
08. Nihil
09. Unholy Alliance
10. All of this Pain
Label: Metal Blade
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 75/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: November 21st 2007