KRISIUN - Ways Of Barbarism
Bratrské trio z brazilských pralesů nekompromisně kuje své
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From Krisiun’s merciless debut album, Black Force Domain, through 2011’s lauded The Great Execution, the group’sapproach is unmistakable. Copycats and sound-alikes run rife in death metal. Not Krisiun, who take their namefrom the moon’s Mare Crisium. No band, alive or dead, sound like the Brazilians. While the ever-blast of drummerMax and the unbridled guitar solos of Moyses have become more focused on recent releases, there’s little doubtForged In Fury was forged in the same hellish pit of fire by the same set of wicked hands. “I’d say the new albumhas more diversity,” reveals Max. “But at same time it’s more straightforward and angrier than The Great Execution. The new songs are the soul of the band. A real band has to move forward, evolving and bringing in newideas to stay strong. And on top.”
The writing sessions for Forged In Fury started in 2014 and continued into the first half of 2015 while the trioweren’t globetrotting in support of The Great Execution. At home in Sao Paulo, Brazil the brothers would gatherfive days a week to rehearse, re-tool, and polish songs slated for Forged In Fury. The time spent on songs like“Earth’s Cremation”, “Scars of the Hatred”, and “Timeless Starvation” proved invaluable, actually. At no time inKrisiun’s history has their music felt absolutely savage yet perfect for breaking neck no matter the venue size.“When we are working on a new song we have to think how it will work live too,” Max considers. “Not just for thecrowd, but for us. The whole point of playing music live is to make it exciting and interesting for the crowd and forthe band.
And with the newer songs we have now a good balance between real fast stuff and the songs with more variationand with slower parts. It makes the show more exciting and it has more impact. I’d say that our setlist live is waymore exciting now than it was in the past. We’ve learned a lot from touring.”Recorded at MANA Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida, Forged In Fury is crushing yet clean. Theproduction, expertly handled by death metal legend Erik Rutan, is modern yet purposefully old-school. Forged InFury has an undeniable presence. From the thunderous “Burning of the Heretic” to the monstrous “Ways ofBarbarism”, it’s clear Rutan knew what to expect from and get out of Krisiun. “It was really awesome,” says Maxwith a slight grin. “The vibe was great. Erik is a great friend and we feel home at his studio. He totally respectedthe way we work and did his best to make us feel comfortable recording. We practiced a lot before starting therecordings, so everything went smoothly.”
As for why Krisiun went with Rutan in a veritable ocean of able-skilled producers boils down to the right feel. Theycould’ve hired Andy Classen, a familiar face to the Krisiun camp. They could’ve hired superstars like FredrikNordström or Andy Sneap. But they didn’t. In fact, the brothers could’ve even produced Forged In Fury themselves,but instead opted to hire the Hate Eternal frontman. “Because we thought Erik was the right guy this time,” Maxadmits. “And the best result we would get was recording at his studio. He totally captured the band’s real vibe,and made this album sound real. The way it sounds is absolutely natural.” Forged In Fury is Krisiun’s high-water mark. Make no mistake. The Brazilians have a storied career and a body ofutterly brutal work, but this album is the group’s most accomplished to date. It’s definitively Krisiun yet Forged InFury signals so much more. It’s both a look back at Black Force Domain and Apocalyptic Revelation as well as abrave heave forward. “It’s really hard to say where death metal will go from here,” ponders Max. “It’s so diversenowadays. There are so many different styles. Bands even mixing up some emo crap and love-happy melodies withdeath metal elements. Also lots of fake recordings, bands manipulating performances in the studio. They totally killthe vibe of the music. There’s a lot of ‘false death metal’ out there.”
Thankfully, death metal still has Krisiun. Thankfully, death metal now has Forged In Fury. “The real bands willsurvive. They will keep it real, natural, spontaneous, and brutal,” Max laughs possessed. All hail real death metal.Eternal hails to Krisiun and Forged In Fury! By Chris Dick
|Datum vydání||Název nahrávky||Média|
|2015||Forged In Fury|
|2011||THE GREAT EXECUTION|
|2003||WORKS OF CARNAGE|
|2000||Conquerors of Armageddon|
|1998||Apocalyptic Relevation –|
|1995||Black Force Domain|