Sick, sick, sick! Or should that be "6, 6, 6"? Either way, it pretty much sums up Balatonizer's first full-length, "Occlused In Ottusity"! Hailing from Italy, Balatonizer`s gore-drenched sonic mayem mixes brutal death metal with elements of grind. The album consists of 32 tracks, yet is less than 30 minutes in length! So you can pretty much figure that the tunes are gonna be delivered at hyperspeed, with gutural vocals and chainsaw bass/guitars fighting for supremacy over super-sonic programmed drum volleys. But even with the somewhat muddy production values, the band`s obvious musical skills shine through. Balatonizer tendency to deliver the songs in ultra fast mode wears on the ears after a while, making slower cuts ike the super heavy "Sbigottit" and "Occlused In Ottusity" a welcome relief. Amazingly, each track stands apart from the other, something quite unexpected and a pleasant surprise! Some other standout tracks here include: "Ciccio Tagliavia", "Abomination Of Triviality", "Occlusinated Eyes Convergence", and "From The Obsolation To The Obliteration".
This CD should NOT be played around small children, cute, furry animals and the elderly!
[Thanks to Mario for the CD!]