Vicious Art
Pick up This Sick Child
Style: Death Metal
Release date: November 5th 2007

The first time I flipped this CD from Swedish Vicious Art into the player, I thought it rather plain. But, lo and behold, my opinion has changed radically over the past couple of weeks as I’ve given it more spins.


What at first sounded like a somewhat mediocre doze of death metal has now grown on me loads and turned into something rather brilliant as more and more details surface and worm their way into my ears.


I can best describe Vicious Art’s output as a bastard offspring of an unholy union of Carcass, Dimmu Borgir and Entombed. And then a stint of Morbid Angel (one of the driving riffs in the track The Topmost Violent God sounds as if it is based on the divine riff in Ancient Rites from Altars…).


‘Pick Up This Sick Child’ is dirty, cold, cruel and extremely efficient piece of metal, and it deserves a lot of attention – and not only because Vicious Art consists of former members of Entombed and Dark Funeral, of course…


One to bang your head to! Go check it out a.s.a.p!

01. Tombstone Grind
02. The Paulina Paw Paintings
03. Our Family Flesh
04. Murderer
05. We're Both Into Killing Me
06. Chewing Gunpowder
07. Evicting Dead Tenants
08. Dancing Münchhausen
09. And Bent Down For Years
10. Chain Hooks Falling
11. The Topmost Violent God
Label: Mighty Music
Distribution: Target
Artwork rating: 60/100
Reviewed by:

Thomas Nielsen

Date: November 8th 2007