Ektomorf - I Scream Up To The Sky
Silverdust Records
Death Thrash Metal
13 songs (46'14)
Release year: 2002
Ektomorf, Silverdust Records
Reviewed by Jack
A band from Hungary this time, and this is already their fourth album, but their first one on Silverdust Records. Two of the four guys in the band a brother. Does that remember you something ? Once upon a time there was a band from Brazil whose name was Sepultura… you all know the story behind Sepultura. This band has a lot in common with Sepultura, because they both come from a poor country and they play death metal mixed with elements of thrash metal. The music is really closed to what Sepultura did in the past during the Chaos AD and Roots era. All the frustration of the guys from this band is written down right from the soul and all the rage is cried out on this record for two main reasons.

The first reason is that they come from Hungary, but they belong to a population group who is mostly called Gypsies a discriminating name. In fact they are Hungarian Romas, and they grew up with that culture and music. The second reason is that the son of the vocalist was born dead, and that's probably why the album is called I Scream Up To The Sky. I don't like to focus on lyrics, but I wish I had the lyrics with this promo, because it would be interesting to see what the singer has to say about all that has happened to him. I offer you all my sympathy man.

The music is very intense, mixing as I said before death and thrash metal, but also including punk elements. The voice is really harsh and aggressive in a positive way and fits the musical direction of the band perfectly. The music has a real hardcore groove, but it also gets sometimes fast and very aggressive. Those of you who miss the old Sepultura period Chaos AD as much as I do should definitely check this stuff out. I strongly recommend you guys get overwhelmed by the sheer energy of this release.

There is a hidden track at the end of the record. And by the way, can someone tell me what the hell is song nine all about ? Is that Hungarian reggae music ? Very pleasant to listen, but does it really has something to do on that album ? This one should have been the hidden track, not track number nine.

Killing Songs :
You Leech, Fire, A Hard Day's Night, You Are, Blood In Blood
Jack quoted 70 / 100
Other albums by Ektomorf that we have reviewed:
Ektomorf - Retribution reviewed by Jared and quoted 65 / 100
Ektomorf - What Does Not Kill Me ... reviewed by Alex and quoted 20 / 100
Ektomorf - Destroy reviewed by Jack and quoted 75 / 100
Ektomorf - Kalyi jag reviewed by Danny and quoted 20 / 100
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