Created To Kill – Sample Of Destruction

Such a thing as bedroom death metal apparently exists, and Created To Kill appears to define it.  Honestly this is pretty bad, exactly the sort of thing I’d expect from a few 16 year old kids who like death metal but don’t have much of an idea of how to go about writing or recording it.  Created To Kill like Mortician and Cannibal Corpse and Suffocation and all sorts of other death metal bands, and they have a unique sound insofar as not sounding like anyone else, but that’s not really a good thing because most other death metal bands are simply more competent than them.

What you have here is a clicky, obviously inhuman drum machine, a really annoying synthetic guitar tone that plays fairly uninteresting tremolo/chug riffs, and an amateurish vocal presence of alternating growls and sloppy screeches.  The guitars aren’t played very well and the songs are rather unmemorable apart from being raw and badly recorded.  The riffs sound like the sort of thing that most people make when they first start writing music; although they sound ‘death metal’ in aesthetic, they don’t really fit the genre or really make any coherent, sense, so they end up being just a collection of fairly random notes.  The song structures are similar; it sounds like the band made riff sections until they decided that the length was ‘good enough’ and called it a song.  There’s nothing in the way of structure or larger ideas.

So yeah, you can safely skip this thing.  No one really likes this and all the reviews I’ve read of it have agreed that it pretty much completely sucks, so just consider this a voice adding to the richness of the chorus.  Amusing novelty that’s the answer to so much bad black metal, but nothing more.

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~ by noktorn on May 26, 2008.

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