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On disc: Where Victims Lie

- Promo 2007 - Claudia Ehrhardt - 9 stars

Promo 2007

Promo 2007
(self-released - 2007)

It seems that there are as much bands in Finland as lakes, but with Where Victims Lie a thrash metal outfit is presenting their 2nd demo. The first one was released in 2003 and it took them so long to present the follow-up coz they were all involved in other bands and so in 2006 they decided to run the band full-time.
Heavy riffs lead into Turning Sand To Blood and soon it becomes clear that the fivesome is musically based in thrash, but there are references to death metal - not just the growls of Teijo Hakkola! I would call it thrash'n'death. The precise heavy riffs are fired at you by Jarkko Petosalmi and Simo Rahikainen. A short interlude with spoken words as well as a brief melodic guitar solo show that they are a technical band, but the aggression, the anger shows them emotional. The next in line is Blood Is Wet, Blood Is Red. First a mid-paced neckbreaker with a catchy riff, but they speed up and storm away. But they aren't just pushing the accelerator! I think this one shows quite good their thrash and death metal influences. The guitar play on Extended Naked Violence and also some vocal parts are slowly sneaking into your brain and will haunt you!
I can highly recommend to check out this band! And hopefully soon they get signed, present their debut full-length album and hit the road!

9 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt


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