Savage Annihilation - Cannibalisme, Hérésie et Autres Sauvageries (Kaotoxin Records)

Hard-to-get Grind/Death from France.
Release Date: 
1 Oct 2012 - 12:30pm

After a demo and a split, Savage Annihilation is back with their full length, a piece of aggressive death metal with grind touches here and there. 

First of all, Savage Annihilation is an excellent band, all the instruments are audible in the mix and they are competent musically. 

The CD has 10 tracks, and most of them clock in at 3 minutes or so. 

But although one can easily see that they are in for the kill, there is something wrong in their music. I’ll explain: the songs are hard to 'get', I can’t even say if it’s original or not, because there are so many things going on, so many passages, that it is IMPOSSIBLE to get with only few spins. What I’m trying to say, is that although in the first or second spin they seem just another death metal band, one starts to perceive that maybe they are ahead of their time. Maybe this CD is not for the critic, and I swear, I’m not being ironic. 

It’s like any death metal band, but a Kafkaesque one. It seems that the songs are not the same, everytime you hear the CD. 

It’s strange and interesting but it requires a great deal of time to get acquainted with their gestalt. 

But of course I can detach some songs and they are the intense in a Krisiun manner. E.G Dévoré par l’Humanité, this song remembers me the first time I heard the track Conquerors of Armageddon. 

La Marche Des Exhumés is slower, with that touch of Cannibal Corpse’s The Bleeding with some Suffocation

The other tracks have touches of Napalm Death in the concoction. 

All in all is a CD that will delight fans of confusing but technical death metal. They are just too confusing to please anyone.