That is where Austrian quartet Deathstorm comes in. These guys haven't evolved a bit. In fact, I would believe it if someone told me that they came to our century with a time machine. To hell with the modern day style, this is as old school as things can possibly get. A furious blend of Overkill's thrash metal and Obituary's death metal, pressed into four fast-paced tales of horror and death. Old schoolers, it's time open your wallets and bang your heads to the fury of Deathstorm.
The album opens with 'Consummate Horror', which immediately brings back visions of Testament, Sodom and Tankard. Furious riffs and a wide variety of blasting drums make up for a fierce headbanging session, both in the living room and on stage. I can perfectly imagine these guys setting a venue of fire and feeding on the energy of the flames. I admit, at some times the whole gets a little chaotic but that just adds to the amain nature of the music.
The other three songs bring more of the same, with 'From Oblivion' being the harest one to follow. This is is so intense that it becomes a pretty hard pill to swallow at times. Lickily there's some order in the chaos where the rabid riffs are being alternated with some good old fashioned thrash licks. 'Burial Ritual' opens by showing some of the musical abilities this band possesses. It's the slowest song on this e.p. but in no way less crushing than the others. In fact, there's a lot of old school death metal in this one too.
While the opens closes with another brutal piece of work, named 'Massgrave', I'm already experiencing a whiplash and I'm stunned by the sheer speed. So if you're into the old school of extreme metal, this is once again an e.p. you shouldn't miss. It will feed your nostalgia and crush many of today's bands who claim to be 'extreme' but in fact are just little wimps.