The weapon of choice for this German quartet is thrash induced death metal at a very high tempo. This is the stuff that evokes moshpits, stagedivers and crowdsurfers everywhere and with good reason. The music blasts, the riffs are fierce and the drums are highly energetic. 'Hunt To Kill' and 'No Salvation' incorporates two vocalists, including Azathoth, which gives the songs something extra. In fact, those double vocals make these my favorite tracks on this album.
Although you shouldn't underestimate the other tracks. 'Downfall' for example is a great piece of old school death metal, rolling on in a fierce tempo and with sheer brutality. Maybe you can compare it with a blend of Obituary, Motorhead, Slayer and Bolt Thrower. Often they also throw some blackened sickness into the whole, as in the brilliant 'Exitus Letalis Yersinia Pestis', where even Samael or Khold come to mind. That being said, this is quite a varied album.
So no, Roadkill XIII isn't a band to be taken lightly. This is a massive force of extreme metal, well capable of setting venues on fire everywhere they go and leaving them in a blazing 'Inferno', the closing track on this impressive piece of work. So, before I'll leave the death metal albums behind for today, I'll just recommend this to any death metal fan out there. You won't be disappointed by what this quartet has to offer. Bang those heads, surf that crowd and mosh that pit, that's all you have to do...