Then again, you never know. Spanish death metal combo Murder Worker does use the "old school" tag and they do have some interesting names in their list of influences. So after a long period of hesitation, i decided to throw the disc into my CD-player.
"Dismember", was my second thought. This sounds almost exactly like Dismember. Of course, there was the little traditional intro but once that groovy guitar sound in 'Modus Operandi' blasted through my speaker I was sure: this is the right stuff. Formed in 2017, Murder Worker have quickly found their sound, blatantly ripping off the classics like Dismember, Obituary, Morbid Angel and Autopsy. That might sound like bad thing, "ripping off", but in this case it is not. Old school death metal fans want intense sonic punches to the nutsack while forming walls-of-death and that is exactly what Murder Worker delivers.
Instead of using the term "ripping off", I might have well just phrased "tributing the old school". Back in those days, tracks like "Eternal Hate" and "Killing, Rotting, Eating..." might have been instant classics. Then, Murder Worker would be a resident on compilations like 'Death Is Only The Beginning". That being said, I love how Benediction often comes to mind here, especially in the mid-tempo tunes. Today, where deathcore and other questionable styles rule the death metal scene, Murder Worker is an overwhelming fresh breath of rotten air.
If I have to split hairs on this one, I think most of the songs could have ended better, at least better than the short fade-out that some of them seem to have. But that is merely a details. I'd also make the album available more easily. Upload the whole thing to bandcamp and push it like the destructive steamroller it is. 'Where The Scream Becomes Silence' is a smasher of an old school death metal album, one that can stand right next to many people's favorites. The death metal scene has to do its very best to top this one.