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Review: Trauma - Karma Obscura
Karma Obscura

Label: Witching Hour Productions
Year released: 2013
Duration: 43:52
Tracks: 9
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: August 22, 2013
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Karma Obscura

Rated 4.25/5 (85%) (8 Votes)

There are like fifteen bands called Trauma, but this is the eighth release by the long-running Polish band, who have remained under the radar outside their native country despite being one of the best Death Metal bands that nation has ever produced. The last disc of theirs I reviewed was their utterly brutal Imperfect Like A God back in 2003, and this one shows that the intervening decade has not slowed them down at all.

Firmly a part of the Polish school of death that also produced such bands as Vader and Behemoth, Trauma mix speed and precision into their ultra-heavy assault, adding a dash of technicality but only occasionally letting it overwhelm the proceedings. They have a hard, heavy guitar sound, a knack for pummeling riffs, and some really first-class lead work. What I'm saying is that while Trauma do not do anything you have not heard a thousand times, they do it well enough to remind you of why you liked it to begin with. Fast, heavy, and murderously proficient, Trauma will scratch that itch for you.

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Review: Imperfect Like a God (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
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