Tribute to Totalitarianism
Style: Thrash/Death Metal
Release date: February 29th 2008

It looks like the attack from The Netherlands on the rest of the world is done with good heavy music. After bands such as Textures, Legions of the Damned and The Monolith Deathcult it's now time for Izegrim. Another band which can take the international step forward.

With Kristien on vocals don't expect clean opera singing, but very angry grunts and screams in Arch Enemy and Holy Moses style, the band does not play modern sounding thrash like The Haunted. Jochem Jacobs (Textures) mixed & mastered the record in their Split Second Sound studio and created a gloomy dark and thrashy sound. It is sometimes because of the vocals that it sounds a little like death-metal, but believe me it is pure thrash.

The melodic guitars see to it that the songs don't get boring. Influences of early In Flames, Kreator and Arch Enemy are moulted intoIzegrim-style. In the last song "Deliverance" the band even starts grooving. With a song as "The Father, the Son & the Holy President" you can guess that they are not Bush-fans. They let the world know why they sound so angry.

A job well done, check the new record and see them live at Dokk'em Open Air.

01. Regime of Redemption
02. For God & Country
03. In the Name of Freedom
04. Hell on Earth
05. The Better of Two Evils
06. New World Order
07. The Father, the Son & the Holy President
08. Hail Victory
09. Sword of Damocles
10. Deliverance
Label: Rusty Cage Records
Distribution: www.rustycagerecords.com
Artwork rating: 72/100
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: April 19th 2008
Website: www.izegrim.nl