Amputator where a band from Florida that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording played a mixture of war, black and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2007 album "Deathcult Barbaric Hell" which will be re-issued on vinyl on May 18th by Greyhaze Records.
A very heavy and raw sound starts off the album before going into a very fast war metal direction that also uses a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking while the vocals add in a mixture of grim black metal screams and bestial growls and you can hear a touch of the Australian style in the songs.
When solos and leads are utilized they remain very true to a chaotic war metal style and movie samples are also used briefly while some songs also mix in a decent amount of thrash elements and they also do a cover of Repulsion's "Slaughter Of The Innocent" and all of the songs stick to a very heavy, fast and brutal direction.
Amputator played a style of war/black metal on this recording that was very raw, brutal and aggressive while also mixing in a touch of thrash and grind, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover death, war and murder themes.
In my opinion this was a very great sounding recording from Amputator and if you are a fan of war metal, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Rape Kill Annihilate" "Obliteration" "Extinction Deathmarch" and "Creed Of Persecution". 8 out of 10.