If there’s one thing Krisiun’s new album Forged in Fury proves, it’s what true death metal sounds like. The Brazilian headbangers reach predominant musicianship with this album. Carving out the stone of brutality, this band doesn’t take any easy strides with this album. Forged in Fury is full of potent riffing and an enduring drum performance. In short, all elements that makes a successful death metal album. If there’s anyone that’s doing death metal right today it is Krisiun.
The album starts with Scars Of The Hatred. A crushing riff opens up the song, where brutality is quickly met. The best thing about this song is how harsh it is, but also how catchy. The riffing enters the flesh like a blade, shredding the skin so deep it leaves a mark. In short, you can’t help but feel succumbed to this song’s energy.
The next song Ways Of Barbarism sounds like pure violence. The double bass is intense at the beginning, sounding like a hammer slamming on your head. This is met with slow riffing. But as the song continues an attack of solos unleashes throughout the track. The song moves in all sorts of directions; a true nomad of rage. The song pauses to focus on vocals, and then it will cut to a war between guitars and drums. This song is truly chaotic, and wonderful.
Strength Forged Fury is the most powerful song on the album. This starts out as just heavy chords and intense growling. It then evolves into a gradual vigorous feel of the riffing. This song becomes increasingly rapid as the drumming and riffing become swifter but keeps its menacing feel. The soloing toward the end reminds us that Krisiun has violent ways, and they kill with their music just like they were swords.
Any listener will immediately be engulfed in Burning Of The Heretic. The riffing sounds wrathful; not too technical but powerful enough to scorch the skin. A deeper welt is caused by roaring vocals and frantic drumming. What really causes damage is the frenzy of soloing toward the end. Krisiun obviously wanted to unleash some energy, and all of their enemies will suffer because of it.
The Isolated Truth is one of the songs on the album that sounds the most different. A catchy riff engulfs the first part of the song, and as the vocals kick in the song becomes chompy. This chaotic feeling lasts until the chorus, where more melody comes in. The rest of the song is an unpredictable array of choppy parts with melodic riffing.
But no song sounds like Oracle Of The Ungod. At the song’s start, what sounds like an impossible mix of riffing and drumming is introduced. This becomes progressively even more insane as vocals kick in. This monster of a song is obviously set out to conquer and destroy. You can’t help but worship the musicianship and expert songwriting…mixed in with terrorizing elements!
The album ends on a different note, with an acoustic song called Milonga de la Muerte. Even though it’s obviously not the most metal song, the complex riffing and tuning of the guitars fits very well with the rest of the album. Ending the album on a unique level was a very good choice for Krisiun.
Krisun reigns in the death metal industry. We all know this. But when they release something as solid as Forged in Fury, we all understand why. You can’t hear such perilous musicianship from anyone else. This is why Krisiun fans will love Forged in Fury. This will truly reign as a favorite for 2015.
SCARS OF THE HATRED
WAYS OF BARBARISM
DOGMA OF SUBMISSION
STRENGTH FORGED FURY
BURNING OF THE HERETIC
THE ISOLATED TRUTH
ORACLE OF THE UNGOD
MILONGA DE LE MUERTE (acoustic guitar)
Genre: Death Metal
Label: Century Media Records
Playing Time: 50 Minutes
Alex Camargo – Vocals/Bass
Moyses Kolesne – Guitar
Max Kolesne – Drums