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Malevolent Creation – Envenomed [Re-release]

malevolent creation – envenomed [re-release]

Three decades have past, still around, Malevolent Creation are surely one of the most important death metal bands in history with their brand of thrash/death that inspired a lot of bands and released some classics like “The Ten Commandments“ or „Retribution“ to name a few. Fast and straight forward death metal with balls and tank like groove parts was and is their true force as well as giving enough variation to the songs and still making them memorable and in the same time brutal as hell. „Envenomed“ was released originally in 2000 and marks album number seven in their discography. Not being available for a few years no Repulsive echo Records finally released this album again on CD and vinyl. This album is the last with Brett Hoffmann before being replaced by Kyle Symons for a few years and the rejoining the band in 2006 until this year. The lineup is killer and sees the band harmonizing perfectly. The production couldn`t be better on this one. The songs are more melodic than before and add something new or not seen that strong in the band’s sound during the past albums. And they wrote some killer tracks again, some still to be found in their live set. For me one of their best releases and a really underrated album. Get it. (DPF)