of the Month:
Krig - Narcissistic Mechanism, Independent
|Krig is a Brazilian death metal band recording albums for quite some time
now. Narcissistic Mechanism is their first record to be reviewed here, so I can't make a
comparison between this disc and the previous outings. To be honest, this band's variety
of death metal is not really my cup of tea. Though this is not my taste, I've begun to
appreciate Narcissistic Mechanism. The reason is simple. When I first listened to the
album, I wasn't convinced by what I heard. Then I listened to it through a head phone, and
that made the difference, because Krig has an ear for finding the right sound. The heavy,
fat sound of the music is a delight to listen to through a head phone. The mix is well
done, making me hear all the instruments. At first, without headphones, I thought the
guitars were a bit soft in the mix, but under head phones I get a different impression.
Must be the poor quality of my laptop speakers... Musically Krig offers death metal with
some fast songs, but also tracks with mid and slower tempos. The riffing varies from
simple stuff to more complex structures and rhythms. A second guitar sometimes adds
melody. The very distinct, deep growling from Daniel Corpse, fits the music, but this
growl is for me the main reason I personally don't dig this band. Don't get me wrong.
Daniel is not a bad singer, I simply don't like this kind of vocal. When I listened to the
music and started imagining how I would like it with a thrashier singer, I changed my
opinion. Though the vocals sometimes ruin it for me, I can appreciated the opener Foolish
Evildoers II, End Of Time, Mankind Dead Remains and the title track.
Listen to Krig on myspace.