date: January 27th 2006
Label: Massacre Records
Style: Death thrash
Cover artwork: 85/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: December 31st 2005
apart from cheese, chocolate,
, discrete banks and Celtic Frost? Not much, I’d wager, except now
there’s also a death thrash combo entitled Requiem.
the material I get from both sides of the
, I sense a definite resurgence back to the sounds of the end of the
eighties and the first couple of years of the nineties, both in terms of
the style of thrash metal and death metal that blossomed around that
period. Requiem is no exception from this. The style lies close to the
death thrash you could hear back then, and as such “Government Denies
Knowledge” is an accomplished album.
use of the double bass drum and ripping riffs secure that you neck
muscles automatically get a bit of exercise and the occasional Napalm
Death-esque parts offer plenty of extremity.
to the enclosed promo material, Requiem have been around since 1997 and
have toured their arses off. They clearly haven’t been able to play
the really big places, but perhaps the time has come again for bands
like Requiem who have stayed true to this style. Things come back, you
“Inconsistent Consequences”, “Signal Zero” and “Setting