Starving Death
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 26 October, 2012
Playing time: 51:06

I almost thought that Sweden and the Netherlands are the only head suppliers in high class old school brutal death metal. Well, you can add Kaotik from Canada to the list. The music reminds me of the German band Morgoth every now and then, but some Swedish ingredients and groovy Obituary rhythms can be heard too. The first songs sound a bit more brutal because after the third song the thrash influences are gaining. Not that this makes the music less interesting. The mighty chainsaw riffs and ass tight drumming are a lust for your ears.

Pierre-Luc Simard has a low grunt, a bit John Tardy style every now and then. On two tracks, "War at the Door" and "Bad Awakening", guest grunter Luc Lemay helps the band out. For the younger readers, he was the vocalist of one of Canada's better death metal bands called Gorguts. The album has been given a good sound, but what else can we expect with Dan Swäno behind the buttons?

With this album they overtake Six Feet Under and Kataklysm on the left hand side.


01. War at the Door
02. Carnivorous Madness
03. Creature
04. Lobotomy
05. Screeching Sound
06. Bad Awakening
07. Pesticide Shower
08. Starving Death
09. Terror
10. Inbreeding

Label: Massacre Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 22 October, 2012
Website: www.kaotikmetal.com