ALBUM: Paganizer – “Into the Catacombs” 2011
LABEL: Cyclone Empire
GENRE: Death Metal
RATING: 8.0 / 10
I know this release has got a little age on it, but I’ve honestly been spinning it an awful lot lately. From the moment it came out back in 2011, I’ve never been necessarily blown away or anything by this album, but I must admit that to this day I thoroughly enjoy the seemingly endless stream of simplistic groovy riffs and catchy song structures that are all over this album.
From a production standpoint, everything about this album is stripped down to the bone and raw. The guitars are big, warm, and fuzzy, and the rhythm section provides just a simple bottom end foundation for the riffs, of which there are seriously about a billion catchy ones. If you can listen to “Bullet in the Head for the Undead” and tap your foot or bob your head, then your will and self-control is stronger than mine.
If you missed this album a few years back, do yourself a favor and check it out. You’re not going to hear the greatest album of the decade or anything, but you’ll definitely hear some killer death metal tunes. So riff. Much Rogga. Wow.
Review by: BH