|Review: Headhunter D.C. - God's Spreading Cancer|
|God's Spreading Cancer|
Label: Ibex Moon Records
Year released: 2010
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: June 6, 2010
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
for:God's Spreading Cancer
Rated 3.9/5 (78%) (10 Votes)
Brazilians Headhunter D.C. have apparently been around since 1987 but this is the first I've heard from them. This is some pretty cool old school Thrash-tinged Death Metal. The vocals themselves I find borrow a lot more from Thrash than they do from Death Metal – think of mid-80s Thrash screamers meet Mille Petrozza, just more growly. There is some variations as far as the vocals go, however, so this is not true of the whole album as there are times where the vocals are full-on growls, but not too guttural.
Except for a few parts where things get faster and more "squeaky", God's Spreading Cancer is really more of a mid-paced old school Death Metal affair, often flirting a lot into Thrash territory but more disciplined, with crushing riffs sharing the stage with a few melodic passages that made their way in, a few of these are scattered throughout the album and are sure to catch your attention. What I like most about the album is the sick, dark, haunting and sometimes depraved atmosphere that's omnipresent. Some of this would fit on a soundtrack to a suspenseful horror movie, while there are times while you'd think the speakers are a Terminator coming at you with all guns blazing – not battle-like stuff really, but your ears are definitely under attack and loving every minute of it!
My main problem with the album is the length. It's not that varied and the 63 minutes can get a bit lengthy. This is due to what appear to be some bonus tracks (one Necrovore cover and three live tracks) that lengthen the album by roughly 17 minutes. Of course, those being at the end, you can always skip them – they're not bad at all, the live stuff crushes in fact, but by then it's just been going on for too long. Your mileage may vary on that one. Either way, God's Spreading Cancer is one damn good slab of thrashing Death Metal.
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