Arise From Blackness
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 8 October, 2012
Playing time: 40:28

Albeit this collection of reissued tracks and hard-to-get songs released in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Brazilian death metal outfit Krisiun shows a furious energy inspired by Slayer, Napalm Death, Morbid Angel and other progenitors of the genre, there is still little for someone who wasn't there with them back then. I, for one, wasn't.

The nostalgia factor is more than often high when it comes to reissues and when they're spiced with material from the archives, and Century Media have certainly done a good job here. The sound is dogdy to say it the least, and even if the material is played with obvious conviction, it doesn't quite pass the test for someone who hears this for the first time in this day and age where brutality and precision has become so much more commonplace.

A release for fans only - but I'm sure it's a wonderful collection of long-awaited Krisiun material if you happen to be one!

P.S. Yes, I am aware that this came out a zillion years ago, alright! I've just had other...priorities! Sorry.


01. They Call Me Death
02. Unmerciful Order
03. Crosses Toward Hell
04. Agonize the Ending
05. Summons of Irreligious
06. Meaning of Terror
07.Infected Core
08. Insurrected Past
09. Rises from Black
10. Sinner's Scorn
11. Evil Mastermind
12. Prophecies of the Plague
13. The Dead Are Rising Up

Label: Century Media
Distribution: Century Media
Artwork rating: 45/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 6 July, 2014