SOUTHWICKED (U.S. / Europe) “Death’s Crown” CD review by

SOUTHWICKED (U.S. / Europe) “Death’s Crown” CD review


By Wouter Kooy

The most eye-catching of this band is probably the presence of Allen West. Yes, the (former) guitarist include Obituary and Six Feet Under . And that’s clearly be heard on the first album of (among others) his new brainchild, South Wicked.

This is death metal riffs terms very much like the work of Obituary at the time of World Dimise . However, the production is a lot better and some things adapted to today’s standards but still predominates in this album that nostalgic feel. For me, that even as one of the plus points of this album. On the whole, the musicianship of course excellent. The grunt is fine. There is not really anything new or fancy but this is done with such conviction and skill that made ​​that does not even matter. The riffs easy hanging and the rhythm section is perfectly adjusted and that’s ultimately what counts in the end result. And if with The Phantom Prince a kind of disguised tribute is brought to the Beastie Boys by striking resemblance to the song Sabotage breaks with me through the laughter.

This is a great oldschool death metal album and I hear there like a few passing. Just from time to time nice rag raggen.

Rating: 86/100

This review was originally written in Dutch and has been translated using Google Translate. To view the original review in Dutch click the link below.

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