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Typhonian – Beneath the Stream of Life

typhonian – beneath the stream of life

Well, I’ll be darned! What kind of Death Metal Chameleon do I have over here?  Typhonian are presenting their first ever recording and these 3 fine Germans from Ulm, and their drummer Johnny 5, are giving you a showcase they can play anything between Intestine Baalism, Cannibal Corpse, Bolt Thrower, Asphyx and Morbid Angel. Remarkable! When you listen to “Walking on Skulls” you get an 100% Bolt Thrower grenade, but when you listen to “Where Light Never has Been Before” you’re in a Twilight Zone with a groovy and slow Morbid Angel riff and Cannibal Corpse’s “Vile” or “Gallery of Suicide”. “Death Squad” has quite the Asphyx label…you get my drift. All this with a couple of stunning leads in the vein of Intestine Baalism’s mighty second album “Banquet in the Darkness” (not every lead, otherwise this would just be a 2 letter word review: “Buy it!”). It is like a mixed-tape, only played by one band. I’m not going to lie to you, I’m more stunned by the fact I hear so many things on this album than it is a revolutionary album. I hope these guys will develop into a promising act that will be able to combine all those influences as one, except that one song sounds like Bolt Thrower and the other like Cannibal Corpse and so on. Still, I enjoyed this one for 100%! (Ricardo)