To Judge and Enslave
Style: Deathcore
Release date: 5 March, 2012
Playing time: 37:05

A band hailing from our southern neighbors Belgium. They started playing hardcore, but evolved to a real heavy death core band with more death metal elements than hardcore. This is their 4th release and I was blown away by the heavy riffs on this album. Besides the blast beats, the band slows down a lot and then I really like them. The vocals of Xerus are very variable, he switches easily from growls into grunts, screams and pig squeals. The riffs are so heavy that you sometimes get the feeling of being flatted by a bulldozer. Besides that they add some groove too, especially in "Pointless Desire" this surfaces.

This time the mix and mastering was done by Xavier Carion (Sons of Jonathas) and he did an excellent job. Although the music is rather extreme, it never ends in a mess and it all sounds fucking heavy. If I'm not mistaken Olivier Dris (guitars) is the owner of Ultimhate Records. For some reason, and I think it is because of the labels credibility, the record was released by Hmb productions. Other bands on Ultimhate should never get the idea that they have a disadvantage.

If you want to compare the music with other bands, I have to say that there are some old Aborted influences and the heavy riffs remind me of Necrophagia. Extreme metal fans have to check them out, one of the better death core releases so far this year.


01. The Descent
02. Make Belief Savior
03. Hordes of the Damned
04. Oblivious
05. E.N.S.L.A.V.E.D.
06. Nihil
07. Traitor
08. Brutalized
09. Pointless Desire
10. Clench My Fist At God

Label: Hmb Productions
Distribution: Ultimhate Records
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 4 April, 2012