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Hearse – Armageddon Mon Amour – CD Review

Hearse is a death ride of style… a subtle, exuberant fusion of raw Deathrock hook with Swedish Style sharpness. (…Think Motorhead mixed with Entombed and early Arch Enemy.) Their 2004 release, “Armageddon Mon Amour” [Candlelight Records], is equal parts pure aggression and severe dynamic agility. Hearse is a caustic, jagged wonder of epic ferocity.

Beauty with teeth: Hearse twists complexity and brutality into cataclysmic grooves. Johan Liiva‘s shrill growls crown rolling, thunderous Death roars. Intricate, frenzied guitar barrage pierce crushing grooves. Hearse welds the best elements of Deathrock and Swedish Death, with a uniquely raw vitality.

The best of these snarling beasts includes “In Love And War,” the visceral devastation of “Mountain Of The Solar Eclipse,” “Determination,” “Tools,” and the fiery rage of “Armageddon, Mon Amour.” This Swedish act plays for blood.

In summary, Hearse is the finest execution of brutal excellence. So, take a ride in the Hearse. It’s killer…. Stay savage. Farewell.

Related Bands: Konkhra, Entombed, Dominus, Carcass, Arch Enemy, Eucharist, Darkane, Carnage, Soulless, Carnal Forge, Dismember, Sentenced [early], Soilwork, Spawn Of Possession, Massacre, Deceased, Grave, Hate, Obituary, Diabolic, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. War.

Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net
Copyright 2004.
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.

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