"Leprosy" is the second album from the Florida Death
Last year their legendary
debut "Scream Bloody Gore" was released, the album everybody
had been waiting for for years. SBG undoubtedly was a very strong
album, but still missed the aggression that made the old Death
demo's (despite the poor sound quality) so very special.
The big man behind
Death, "Evil" Chuck, realized it and decided to search
new musicians for the next album. He found them in the band Massacre,
set up by guitarist Rick Rozz and vocalist Kam Lee. Chuck robbed
Massacres guitarist (Rick), bassplayer (Terry Butler) and drummer
(Billy Andrews) leaving Kam Lee behind alone.
With these guys he
recorded the second album: "Leprosy". A lot better than
the debut! It sounds tighter, more musical, heavier and with more
speed. The "vocals" are still very nasty. The music
is so intense and sickening rough, it's making it one of the 5
best thrash albums ever made! The songs have been put together
very well, very speedy stuff alternated with a lot of slow parts
that, at times, reminds a little of a more rough played kind of
Candlemass, only much better (also on behalf of Dan Johnson's
Adding a second guitar
player was a good move, Chuck's melodic solo's are now being varied
with Rick Rozz's Kerry King-like heavy guitar play. Marked also
is drummer Billy Andrews, who leaves Chris Reifert far far behind.
one of those albums you just MUST have. This is the way death/thrash
metal should sound!
The best album that's
been released this year so far, BUY OR DIE !!!