Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pestilence - "Malleus Maleficarum"

Here is "Malleus Maleficarum" by Pestilence, a metal band from the Netherlands that started off as a thrash metal band , but later on incorporated more death metal and even jazz influences into their attack. Sadly to say, I don't find those albums as interesting as this one. Maybe it's the sheer amount of killer riffage to be found on here, maybe it's the short but ferocious minute and a half onslaught called "Extreme Unction", maybe it's the fact that this album destroys. Their follow-up album, "Consuming Impulse", has its moments but can't hold a candle to the intensity of this one.


  1. Awesome album. Guitar playing, and tones, are totally superb. Vocals - now we know what it would have sounded like if Lemmy fronted a ripping thrash band.

  2. This has always been my favorite Pestilence release too. I put it on at full blast when my upstairs neighbor is jamming with his top 40 80's poprock cover band.


  3. listen to "Reduced To Ashes" on "Consuming..." vocals are insane.