Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
In Cold Blood
Genres: Rock, Metal
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Cold-Blooded Death Metal
Ronald Placeres | Miami, Florida | 02/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of my favorite Malevolent Creation albums in my collection. I bought it sometime in the fall of 1997 along with a used CD copy of WWF Wrestlemania: The Album. Like with most Malevolent Creations albums, it has always been a pain in the behind trying to get a copy at least within a couple of small amounts of time after an album comes out. If the band ever sets up a lifetime album subscription club, I'll definitely be one of the first to join. With this album, it was tough trying to get a copy but I didn't give up. When I finally found it, I brought along with the used CD's that I mentioned and I took them home. When I got around to listen to this CD, it delivered because like every other Malevolent album, all hell broke loose.
Now for my review. I've been a fan of Malevolent Creation since the days of Retribution and everything they've put out has been nothing more than one devestating album after another. This one is no exception. The best way to discribe it is like a disaster that come as a result of an overdose of endless truck loads of Stone Cold Steve Austin cans of whoop-a--. I mean have nothing in your house except a costum-made body suite on and a sterio with this album in it and brace yourself because all hell is going to break loose. Trust me, this stuff is dangerous to the core. The bass sounds very intense, the guitars are tuned to pure evil and they shred, the vocals are angry and insane and the drumming itself slices and dices like a shredding machine possessed by Satan himself. I mean Derik Roddy sounds like Satan on drums in a very irritated mood. The music itself is aggressive, hostile, skillfully well done, very brutal, very heavy and very amazing. Some of the best songs here are Nocturnal Overlord, Compulsive, Vision Of Malice, Leech, Preyed Upon, Violated and Prophecy. If you like bands like Monstrosity, Brutality, Sinister, Demented Ted, Hate Plow, Divine Empire, Oppressor, Sinister, Deathchains, Gorguts (first 2 albums) and Obliteration (the defunct Christain death metal band who are now Death List) as well as South Florida underground bands like Demonomacy, Raped Ape (also Paingod), Amboog-A-Lard, Incessent Tortment and Brutal Mastication. Get it and prepares yourself for some cold-blooded death metal. Let the slashing begin and the blood spill."
Best of the Blachowicz Era
Azrael | Lake Forest, CA USA | 04/01/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"(4.5 Stars if possible)This is definitely my favorite Malevolent Creation album featuring bassist Jason Blachowicz on vocal duties. Most people I know who listen to MC prefer the album "Eternal" to this release, but I find "In Cold Blood" to be the superior release simply because it is a more frenetic, in-your-face type of album. The songs on this album are, overall, much shorter and much faster than those on "Eternal" and lack some of the technicality. However, what this album lacks in song length or technicality it more than makes up in brutality. All the songs on this album are played at break-neck speeds and are very entertaining to listen to. There are also more songs presented here, and this disc is still more than satisfying to throw in and listen to only a couple quick songs if you so desire or don't have time to listen to lengthier releases. The blasts on this album are great, but the drumming isn't varied quite as much as on "Eternal". However, despite the shortfalls just mentioned, "In Cold Blood" is my top pick of the albums featuring Blachowicz on vocals.When comparing this to the rest of Malevolent Creation's catalogue, "In Cold Blood" is right up near the top on my list, only clearly surpassed by "Envenomed". If you like this album a lot, I VERY HIGHLY recommend that you check out their newest release "Will To Kill". The new vocalist (Kyle Symons from Hate Plow) sounds pretty similar to Blachowicz and the drum production is some of the best I've ever heard for a death metal band. Overall, this is a fantastic release and I highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the genre, whether you're just getting into death metal or want to see what some of MC's material sounded like without Brett Hoffman. "In Cold Blood" is definitely worth your time and your cash.Fave tracks:
"Nocturnal Overload", "Prophecy", "Compulsive", "Narcotic Genocide" & "Comdemned""
In Cold Awesomeness
Deathz Head | 01/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is definitely one of Malevolent Creation's best studio albums they've ever made ("The Will to Kill" might be better.)
The drums are excellent. Though not the most technical, the fast blast beats make up for this, as I can only name a few others who can play faster.
The guitars also remain interesting throughout. The fast strumming usually is good enough to please.
The vocals are awesome as well. In fact, Jay Blachowicz's vocals are some of the best death metal vocals I've heard. They're low enough to sound bad ass, yet intelligible enough so that one can sing along if one so desires (something that, unfortunately, can't be said of a lot of other death metal vocalists.)
Things I'd say against this album are that A) it might be a little lacking in variety for some (never really a strong point for Malevolent Creation), but it was enough variety for me at least B) The self-title song isn't that great, and C) Most of the songs are fairly short (between 2 and 3 minutes.) It does have some longer ones though, and that there are 13 songs overall makes up for this.
So in conclusion, this album is so awesome, it's worth more than your life. Get used to it."