Post Mortal Coital Fixation
(Comatose Music, 2012)
Genre: Brutal Death Metal
Some bands stand out in the crowd performing music completely outside the parameters, unusual, full of seemingly dysfunctional elements. Others, on the contrary, are conspicuous by their competence in performing any style without major innovations, compensating the lack of originality with the honesty of their proposal. KRAANIUM fits in this second category, and in this work (the third), they demonstrate once again that – still doing more of the same – can still yield good results for many years.
The formula is the same of the two previous albums (“Ten Acts of Sickening Perversity”, 2008; “The Art of Female Sodomy”, 2009): Slam Brutal Death Metal. The adjectives able to qualify this proposal also did not change: heavy, atrocious, blistering, brutal, vicious, obscene, murderous, monstrous and the like. Indeed, the music contained in the 35 minutes of this CD makes it clear that these guys don’t give a shit for what the dear reader may think about their music. The sincerity and conviction in their style are so latent that the band took the afford of not change absolutely none of the elements present in the previous CDs.
This is so obvious that the unaware listener might even imagine that they put the wrong CD in the tray. But note: the maintaining of the same musical formula does not imply – in no time – to reduce the firepower of KRAANIUM‘s music. It’s exactly the opposite! The music, incredible as it is, is sounding increasingly impactful and functional. And I can bet that the feeling will be the same for any listener when tracks like “Bursting Rectal Sores”, “Compulsive Mutilation Disorder”, “Crack Whore Pounding” or “Slammed Kranial Remains” are exploding over the speakers.
The sound production is very good – although the sound of the drums could be better, the riffage is heavy and the vocals still struggling in its function. The drumlines keeps the rhythm of the songs and the bass is discreet and secure as is common in the recordings of this genre. This CD is in my Top 30 of 2012. Highly recommended for lovers of an aesthetic-musical provocation!
Written by: Antonio Jose Bresci