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Fulci – Tropical Sun

fulci – tropical sun

This album starts with one of the cheesiest intro’s I have heard in a long time. Luckily the music that came afterwards was great. I’m a big fan of groovy Death Metal without being “slam”. Dont get me wrong, I love slam… But too many bands these days tune as low as possible and vocal as guttural as possible and call themselves Slam. To me slam is about having groovy parts at the right moment that makes you want to jump into the nearest pit possible. That is what Fulci does for me.

To the best of my knowledge, this album was recorded with a drum machine, which I have no problem with. If there are no drummers, and have a passion to create music, matters must be taken into your own hands. I just hope they eventually find a drummer. These guys would be fantastic live. They throw in dark harmonies every now and then which lends itself well to their overall sound. The vocals are perfect. Not too guttural and sometimes quite decipherable. The music is simple, but groovy death metal like this doesn’t need to have the most technical players. This is about groove and motion. These Italian guys know how to mix slam with perfect harmonies. I could do with less of the cheesy intro’s, but that’s just me. The rest of the album makes up for the terrible intro’s.

What can I say? I love this album. Its brutal when it needs to be and melodic when it calls for it. I hope they find a drummer soon and get rid of the intro’s. (Pazuzu)