Tacit Fury – A Social Berserker

Tacit Fury
A Social Berserker
Released: 18th March 2014
Death Metal
Released via Fono Ltd.

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‘A Social Berserker’ is the fourth album from the Russian death metal band Tacit Fury. It is the follow up to ‘Horrors from Depth’, which was released back in 2012.

First up is Lacerated, Strangled, Impaled, which builds up the pace gradually starting with a deceptively slow intro before the ferocious guitar riffs and pummeling drums enter the frame. The vocals are pretty much your standard growls and, with a track title like that, they fit in well with the majority of the bands in the death metal scene. One thing that makes this particular song stand out is the short, thrash metal style guitar solo towards the end.

The subsequent tracks reveal another distinctive pattern – high-pitched, stop-start guitars akin to the likes of Lamb of God. Release The Lions and Chronology Bleached are good examples of this style. It’s a combination of death metal vocals and drumming paired with groove metal style high-pitched guitars. They remind me of bands like Machine Head and to some extent Grimfist. Other tracks that caught my attention include Overbade, which features some thrash metal style guitar riffs in the middle and War Against The Living, one of the fastest and most aggressive songs on the album. The latter also features a surprisingly melodic, almost melo-death style guitar solos towards the end of the song.

Overall this is a fairly decent sounding death metal album. Whilst Tacit Fury do not offer anything dramatically different than most of more modern death metal bands out there, they are clearly good at what they do. ‘A Social Berserker” may not appeal to old school death metal purists but if you’re a fan of the newer style then this album is for you.

3.5/5

Iza Raittila

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