Saturday, February 02, 2008
Classic Album of the Week: Pestilence - Consuming Impulse
Genre: Death Metal
Starting off originally as a cult thrash metal act, the dutch band known as Pestilence soon switched to death metal with 1989's "Consuming Impulse." Consuming Impulse is Pestilence's 2nd album and their best. This is one of my personal favorites. Not only that but the album cover is probably the best fucking cover ever.
Consuming Impulse is an old school death metal classic. This is the Netherlands' answer to Death's "Leprosy" album. One of the most notorious songs in death metal makes it's appearance. That song would be the infamous "Out of the Body." A song that is about "your worst fucking nightmare" as then-vocalist Martin Van Drunen would say. "Out of the Body" is a death metal anthem. Packed with killer riffs and the brutal vocals. Consuming Impulse does not have a weak song on it. Once you play this album, it beats you to a pulp and eats you alive. When it's done, it spits out your bones. Consuming Impulse is a mandatory album for death metal fans. After this, Pestilence adopted a more progressive sound on 1991's "Testimony of the Ancients" and 1993's "Spheres." After that they had split up but recently they have reunited.
Overall Rating: 10+/10
Pestilence - "Out of the Body"