The Wounds that Never Heal
Style: Hardcore
Release date: October 12th 2009

Stigmata celebrate their 20 years anniversary with re-releasing two of their legendary albums. 'Hymns For An Unknown God' from 1994 and 'Do Unto Others' from 1998. The first album is musically a kind of Pantera like stuff;  rather heavy and weighty guitar riffs. The bands lyrics have always been very anti-religious, as you might have expected with their bandname.

The second album is more hardcore/punk, more NYHC. The songs are faster and lighter than the songs on 'Hymns'. Fast guitars, rapid drums, hardcore vocals and still no guitarsolos. It's a matter of taste which of the 2 you like most. Personally I think that most of the people like the second album more than the first.

Real fans already own both records of course, but if you don't, this is the chance to get both in one buy. If you don't know the band yet (shame on you), but like music in the style bands like Hatebreed, Sick of It All, Earth Crisis and Madball play,  you will probably like this one too.


01. Save Us

02. Nothing But Enemies
03. Murder of Life
04. Ignorant & Wired
05. Clipper of Wings
06. Hands of God
07. Burning Human
08. Nothing But Enemies (Live)


CD 2
01. No Compromise
02. Violence With Violence
03. Can't Bring me Down
04. Drowning
05. No Regrets
06. At What Price
07. Mad World
08. Haunted By Memories
09. The Losing Dice
10. Follow Your Heart
11. Life 4 Life
12. Thru These Eyes
13. Can't Bring Me Down (Live)

Label: I Scream Records
Promotion: Gordeon Music
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: September 27th 2009