- Audio CD (Feb. 16 1999)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Original recording remastered, Import
- Label: Relativity
- ASIN: B00000HZH7
- Other Editions: Audio Cassette
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
|1. The Exorcist|
|3. Burning In Hell|
|4. Evil Warriors|
|5. Seven Churches|
|6. Satan's Curse|
|7. Holy Hell|
|8. Twisted Minds|
|9. Fallen Angel|
|10. Death Metal|
Jeff Becerra is not a cookie monster vocalist. He has a growling delivery but it is far from cartoonish. He is also capable of delivering quite a shriek. Check out the vocals near the middle of 'Evil Warriors' where he builds into a screaming frenzy - cool. And the piercing crescendo scream "Death MetAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!" near the end of that song.
The title track starts with a halting, galloping guitar riff, then the vocals, bass and drums kick in and it's so heavy it practically tears your face off.
Those are just a handful of highlights, though. Everything on this disc totally annihilates!
If you want great production, buy a movie soundtrack. If you want virtuoso musicianship, get a Malmsteen CD, if you want intelligent lyrics, read Shakespeare. If you want a top-notch metal CD that kicks you in the gut every time you listen to it and keeps you coming back for more, get Seven Churches.
This album is dark, fast and heavy as a house with songs that could bring one down. With a dark and depressed vocalist and a drummer on the brink to insanity, this album is rich with gloom and darkness. The evil lyrics of songs like "Exorchist", "Pentagram", and "Satan's Curse" give this album an edge like no other.
So, buy this album. Highly recommended and definately a must hear, this is the album that all should hear.
Anyway, here's my review. This album has a lot of early death metal elements making it an album ahead of its time. Lets discrible it first by the music. The music is like a mix of Metallica's Kill 'Em All, early Slayer albums like Show No Mercy and early elements found in Death's Scream Bloody Gore. It's heavy, brutal, intense, evil and satanic. It has plenty of speed with some mid-80's style thrash but with death metal elements like blast beasts and rolling snare drum sounds. The vocals on the other hand sound a lot like the late Chuck Schuldiner (Death/Control Denied). Chuck has admitted in an interview that this album influenced him and you can tell just by listening to the vocals as well as the music. Some of the best songs here are The Exorcist, Burning In Hell, Evil Warriors, Seven Churches, Satan's Curse, Holy Hell, Twisted Minds and Death Metal. Buy this album and prepare for a joyride through Hell. You'll ejoy it.