Opening track “Lacerated, Strangled, Impaled” more or less speaks for itself in terms of its brutality, setting the tone for the album as a whole. Meaty riffs, a barrage of drums and some intense, visceral vocals, It’s as though CHIMAIRA got even heavier and added some extra heavy for shits and giggles; impressive stuff.
“Run While You Can” continues with the callousness and cold blooded aggression that comes with such fierce, unforgiving metal, pummelling the listener into near submission, while “Release The Lions” is a hard, thrashing, animal of a song. There’s barely a moments respite and it’s clear that this is the Russian’s aim; it’s a hostile takeover of the senses, equally alluring and alarming at the same time.
“Ferocity Unleashed” needs little explanation really; it’s hard hitting, heavy and on the verge of bludgeoning the listener, with its near demonic vocal display and unstable blast-beat drumming, before “War Against All Living” ends things accordingly. It’s actually the most accessible the album has been, in places sounding like an angry AMON AMARTH, including some impressive melodic guitar work at the end of the song. It’s out of the blue but more than welcomed.
Ultimately, if you’re a fan of your ear drums being tortured (in a good way), and like your music to have little or no remorse for its consequences on your ability to hear, odds on you will appreciate Tacit Fury, especially if you’re already a fan of the likes of DEATH and such. If not, it’s still worth noting that Russia isn't particularly famous for its heavy music scene, so on that basis alone, this three piece deserves maybe more respect than most. Give them a listen; don’t be so anti-social…even if it does mean going berserk. [6.5]
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