Review: Atomicide – Chaos Abomination

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South America is a massive breeding ground for some of the most violent sounding bestial blackened death metal and war metal around. Atomicide, much like other well known bestial metal acts from South America like Sarcófago, SacrocurseGoat Semen, Mystifier, and Anal Vomit, like their music grotesque and pulverizing. This Chilean trio wear their spikes, bullet belts, and inverted crosses with pride in front of their demonic army, ready and set to provide no mercy and slay everything in their way.

Chaos Abomination is Atomicide’s second full length album, and not much has changed since Spreading the Cult of Deatha fact that I’m perfectly fine with. The only real, noticeable difference to me is that it seems like they’ve tightened things up in both the playing and production departments. Everything this trio writes is a battle anthem, and Chaos Abomination is full of killer songs with an old-school thrash mentality: straight and to the goddamn point. The drums are constantly blasting away like a .50 caliber machine gun (handled by Andrés Prophaner). Deathbringer’s guitar playing just ravages. Tremolo-picking and hammering chords pepper the listener victim with burning shrapnel, while vocals by Atomizer echo violent war barks across the battlefield, commanding the slaying of all life by any means necessary.

The album kicks off with a deafening snare pattern mixed with monstrous distorted guitars begging for war. Marching drums act as an ignorant mockery of Atomicide’s victims. They approach closer and closer still, until the chaos finally arrives and the war has started. Blood is spilt, limbs are severed, torsos are disemboweled, heads are decapitated, and total fucking death has never been more satisfying. The battle is unrelenting. The drums keep the the back lines constantly marching forward into the battlefield, clad in spikes and bullets. Constant blasting by machine guns, artillery, and airstrike bombard the fields. The savagery lasts just over 30 minutes until all that’s left is the ringing in the ears of the conqueror.

War metal is not an easy listen, and this album is a perfect example of that. For fans of the genre, this is a paragon of an album in that it achieves as much unrelenting fury and brutality as possible. A few songs highlight some groovier sections and some rest breaks, but the majority of Chaos Abomination is fast-blasting. It flows nicely, burning from one war anthem to the next without bleeding together. Chaos Abomination keeps war metal interesting with catchy riffs, powerful vocals, savage drumming, and great production.

Be prepared for battle when you hit play, but know this… you will die in it.

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  • Edward/Breegrodamus

    Tyree’s comeback >>>>>>>>>>>>

    I’m about to get into Death Karma and hopefully Colin Marston’s BDM project with a long unspellable name that the homey “C” put me onto.

    • Dagon

      Homie is on fire lately. FYYYAAAH

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        I know, right? FLAME.

        Our conversation last night has me diving a bit into Lil Ugly Mane, too. So lugubrious.

        • Dagon

          These binges can be much satisfying. I was on a Flatbush Zombies tear last week, bumping them almost everyday while driving.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            The homey BXXXXBXXXX just posted a Flatbush Zombies track on here last week or weekend and I think it was the first time I had heard them. Sounds p cool.

          • Dagon
          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Tight song Dagon.

  • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

    Thanks for the reminder.
    “Note to self, listen to more Goat Semen, pre-order the full-length”

  • Dagon

    Cool, just one more band to check out before I start studying. The Toilet is an integral part of my lifestyle now.

  • I like this. It rocked so hard I fell out of my rocking chair.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus

      JAG I still need to listen to that one thing.

      • Do it. They desperately need your review before street date. Tens of potential listeners may preorder.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus

          Is that in… April?

          • Yep. Early April.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Oh, there is so much time. The world could fall out of orbit and collapse into the moon during that period.

          • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal
          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I haven’t seen this one but I wanna. I’m gonna pass on the video but I think I figured it out, lol

          • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

            Excellent movie, but pretty long. And it’s Lars Van Trier, so you know it’s gonna be pretty dark and depressing.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I passed on Antichrist because I read about the mutilation when it came out. Not my cup of tea, at least I don’t think.

          • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

            Haven’t seen or heard of that one.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I would be willing to share with you what I learned if you want to hear it.

          • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

            Sure, baby, sure!

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I guess it features gruesome up close realistic genital mutilation, female and male. That was widely reported in the reviews, not my gig lol

          • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

            Sounds about like Philosophy Of A Knife, which is why even me and my horror buff friend couldn’t make it through the second one. I have to wonder how much of that shit was fake and how much wasn’t, like the part where they stuck a roach in a chick’s hoo hoo.

          • sweetooth0

            There was a sequel to Philosophy of A Knife? Or do you just mean the second half? It was definitely a tough watch (the Russian morgue sequence gets under a persons’ skin), but I’m all about the most extreme horror/exploitation imaginable, so naturally I own the special edition version.

          • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

            Once it gets to the roach and coochee part is when I guess it gets into the second half. My friend brought it over back home. He’s a horror buff, and loves his gory horror films, and even he couldn’t sit through it, and neither could I. Which is saying alot.

          • Tyree

            Chaos Reigns.

          • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

            Still no clue. *scratches head*

    • DDubya.

      JAG, you should check out that Death Karma album released today. I’m not sure if you’ll like the vox, but each song is quite unique.

      • Aaaight. I’ll give it a fair shake.

      • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

        Been meaning to check it out as well. Can you link me to it?

      • RustyShackleford

        Huge emphasis on each song being unique, already played that album through twice!

        • Tyree

          I’m going to play it on my speaker system tonight. Looking forward to listening to that shit loud. Not looking forward to cleaning my place though. Beer and Death Karma should take the edge off though.

      • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

        Been listening to it a bit, and daaaaaaaaaaaayum, this is great!

      • CT-12

        Checking it out now, sounds really, really good. Only got the first track down so far, but it went all over the place. So far, so good…

        • DDubya.

          All the tracks cover a ton of ground, but each feels tight and cohesive somehow.

    • Question: did you break your hip?

      • No, but I got one of those purple old man bruises that never seems to go away.

  • Tyree
  • RustyShackleford

    Badass. This is fucking heavy. How would I go about acquiring more of this war metal of which you speak? Are the other bands listed good intro ones?

    • Tyree

      YES! Revenge, Conqueror, Blasphemy, and Black Witchery are good ones to look into as well.

      • RustyShackleford

        WOO! Gonna put in some time for all this.

      • Tairí: do you like Witchery, from Sweden? They fall into the War Merol category?

        *Ignore Kerry Obnoxious King*

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z88mSch_fwc&list=PLlvig9We85SH4_NKna03d_DbEmFaW9ozZ

        • Stabbathley

          This album rules but it’s pop compared to this here Atomicide. Favorite has got to be From Dead to Worse. And the old Marduk singers vocals are great. (BTW, I was saving the song you posted “Witchkrieg” for a ROTW where a song has been ruined by a guest appearance).

          • They got a few songs I can dig, I know it’s a mix of thrash and black; but I wanted to ask because the production is more clean and the composition is less chaotic. But this one is very lol when Kerry King appears.

    • They are indeed. We cover quite a bit of war metal around these parts, so stick around this here toilet for more recs.

    • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

      Teitanblood. Goat Semen. Truppensturm, I would go with these.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        Teitanblood’s Death was one hell of an ugly record.

        • Howard Dean

          Rumor has it that the utterance of the name Teitanblood anywhere on the interwebs will summon Howard Dean. Byah!

  • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

    Heard some of their stuff a little while back and loved it. This new one is definitely tickling my chi chi’s!

    http://www.gifbin.com/bin/102013/reverse-1382547494_tickly_shark.gif

  • Dagon

    The machine gun comparison was spot-on. This is some good shit.

  • Scrimm

    Not exactly the same but I’m hooked on Hail of Bullets again.

    • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

      ‘Tis a great band.

    • Tyree

      I missed their set years back. I regret not getting to the venue sooner.

      • Scrimm

        Anything VanDrunen reated is number one on my wish to see list. Asphyx would be my first pick, but I’d be happy with anything.

        • I would love to see him perform Consuming Impulse in it’s entirety with Pestilence.

          • Scrimm

            That too.

  • The guitar tone is very fuzz and dry. Very good production, despite the echo of the vocals. Very good!. There’s a huge lot of this styles in south american merol.

    • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

      Yep! I could definitely see these guys opening up for Krisiun or Sarcofago!

  • BAXXX BXAXXBXAXX

    My old lady gave me the go-ahead for buying Abstracter’s newest on vinyl. This is why I love you guise.

    • Stabbathley

      Dude, you did me no wrong with the Orden Ogan recommendation. So what’s Hammerfall’s best one?

      • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

        Glory For The Brave, hands down. Past that is hit and miss, mostly miss.

        • Stabbathley

          Cheers Best Leader. I am now processing it through my patented “Do I like it or is it lolbuttz” filter.

          • DDubya.

            I would actually advocate for Legacy of Kings or Crimson Thunder.

          • Stabbathley

            This is hilarious. Everyone said a different record. I guess that must mean that they are all good. Or a reflection of how diverse the tastes our in beloved community. 🙂

          • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

            Kinda both, but that’s Hammerfall in general.

      • BAXXX BXAXXBXAXX

        Renegade

  • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

    I like this. I smashed a Ted Nugent album to pieces as this played.

    • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

      Appropriate that you’d break a chickenhawk’s album while listening to some war metal!

  • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

    Let me see your war face! *turns up the Atomicide*

    http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o133/jlnleveque/warface.gif

  • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

    This is great.
    Would mosh/10