Demo CD-R - Self-Released
Brutality is an odd term to use when
describing music. Often bands use it to compare themselves to
bands that have paved the way for extreme music. For me as fan,
a band that uses a monotone guttural singer, with constant blast
beats and numbing guitars, does not cut it for me. It’s
easy to do, and done way too much. New bands are becoming stale
with ideas. ¶ PolterChrist is not a stranger to fans on
the East Coast, as they have played with some decent bands,
and played a bunch. With the experience under their belts, they
would need to sit down and think of writing music that has not
been beaten down into the ground already. Another step for them
was to get Brian Griffin to help them clean their sound up.
After seeing the band Death years back, with Brian doing the
live sound, I thought he was pretty damn good as a sound man.
Death was not a band that anyone could pull off. ¶ Not
only did Brian Griffin do a bang up job, but the cheesesteaks
in PolterChrist really hit a home run with their demo. They
have creative guitar writing, as well as some sharp drum playing.
Lots of time changes and brutal breakdowns. Very similar to
hardcore bands, but without the gang vocals and predictability
that you find in those bands. This formula keeps the listener
honing in at one hundred percent attention, waiting for the
next thing to induce the urge to kill. (Jim Mills)
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