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Destruction/ Krisiun/ Mantic Ritual

Date: 4/7/09
Venue: BB King Blues Club, Manhattan, New York City
Review and Photos By: Rich Catino

Mantic Ritual:

One By One
Murder To Death
Black Metal (Venom Cover)
Next Attack


Combustion Inferno
Vengeances Revelation
Vicious Wrath
Hatred Inherit
Slaying Steel


Soul Collector
Bestial Invasion
Eternal Ban
Life Without Sense
Urge (The Greed of Gain)
Metal Discharge
Death Trap
Thrash 'Til Death
Medley: Black Mass/Antichrist/Release From Agony
Vicious Circle - The Seven Deadly Sins
Medley: The Damned/Cracked Brain/Reject Emotions
Invincible Force
The Butcher Strikes Back

Curse The Gods
Nailed To The Cross
Mad Butcher
Total Desaster


Mantic Ritual and Krisiun

Unfortunately I did not make it to the city in time to check out one of my favorite faces from the New Wave of Thrash Metal, Mantic Ritual, but be sure to read my glowing review of their debut album “Executioner” here http://www.metalasylum.net/reviews/2009/mr0908.html

Caught part of Brazilian death metallers Krisiun’s set.  The three piece deliver as expected some real brutal death metal and are out supporting their 2008 release “Southern Storm”.  While the music is free of melody, the musicianship is top notch as Alex Camargo on vocals/bass and Moyses Kolesne handling lead and rhythm guitars tightly form an uncompromising sound. 


Destruction is my favorite from the German Thrash Trio (which of course includes Kreator and Sodom).  Still, love the other two, but Destruction’s “Infernal Overkill” album has a special place in my metal heart as they were the first of the three bands I purchased as a young metalhead in the mid 80s. 

Destruction’s latest album “D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.” celebrates the bands 25 years as two original members, Marcel Schirmer (bass/vocals who left the band for a period in the 90s) and Mike Sifringer on guitars, continue to be the fuel that powers the butcher’s chainsaw.   The duo (with drummer Marc Reign) blasted through many classics from the 80s including ‘Invincible Force’, ‘Curse the Gods’, ‘Mad Butcher’, ‘Release from Agony’, ‘Total Desaster’, and ‘Tormentor’, to newer future classics ‘Thrash Till Death’ and ‘Nailed to the FUCKING Cross’ from 2001’s “The Antichrist”, and ‘Soul Collector’ from 05’s excellent “Inventor of Evil” album.  

Their recent more progressive release was represented by the title track, ‘Urge (The Greed of Gain)’, and ‘Vicious Circle - The Seven Deadly Sins’ all of which the crowd knew rather well moshing along in joy. 


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