Cianide - Gods of Death

Although I never have heard of this Chicago trio before, Cianide exists since 1988 and already recorded six full-lengths including this new one “Gods of Death”. I may not know their previous works, but my guess is that the band haven’t strayed a millimetre from their initial path, which is grounded in old-school death-metal. With a gritty and corrosive sound that falls somewhere between Obituary and Celtic Frost, “Gods of Death” sounds pretty much like an underground tape from the early 90’s. And that is precisely the coolest aspect of this record, its old school vibe that favours a straightforward and crusty riffing that reeks of the low-end groove of early Obituary and the crusty aggression of Hellhammer/Celtic Frost.

David Alexandre

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