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Methods Of Execution - Brodequin

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Genre: Rock / Artist: Brodequin / Enhanced / Audio CD released at Unknown Label

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      03.04.2008 14:02
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      Brodequin's third album (2004).

      'Methods of Execution' is Brodequin's best album yet, but that's still not to say it's in any way a revolutionary work of brutal death metal, nor something that's going to appeal to anyone outside of its fairly narrow target audience. With improved production values that not only bring out the full force of every instrument (including the previously unheard bass), but avoid killing the atmosphere though clinical over-exposure, the stage is set for Brodequin's gut-wrenching anthems of historical torture, and the experience is fairly satisfying. It all sounds much the same, that much is to be expected from this type of band, and it's the primary reason that brutal death metal, like all genres that favour speed over substance, will never be my preferred cup of entrails. Still, the band is content to play within its niche, and all players involved do a fine job executing some fast and harsh riffs and rhythms without letting up across the entire performance. The most noticeable difference outside of the presence of the bass is the improved guitar skill of Mike Bailey, whose riffs have a lot more variety to them this time round, rather than merely sounding like back-up fuzz for the drums. Although it's still mostly the same riff recycled over and over, songs like 'Pressing to Plead' feature some nicely contrived touches, in this case some squealing pinch harmonics, to set themselves apart a little. Unfortunately, the album ends on a particularly weak note with the seven-minute sound effect-laden title song that's of no real interest, and almost seems like a deliberate anticlimax just for the sake of annoyance. When they're playing at their best, and have a fine production job to flesh them out, Brodequin are a competitive brutal death act that are miles ahead of most of the imitation acts, but are still some way off matching the leaders in the field. 1. Slaves to the Pyre 2. The Gridiron 3. The Red Theatre 4. Pressing to Plead 5. Tyburn Field 6. Durance Vile 7. Lingering Existence 8. Cast into Torment 9. Verdrinken 10. Punishment Without Mercy 11. Methods of Execution

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    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 Slaves to the Pyre
    2 Gridiron
    3 Red Theatre
    4 Pressing to Plead
    5 Tyburn Field
    6 Durance Vile
    7 Gingering Existence
    8 Cast into Torment
    9 Verdrinken
    10 Punishment Without Mercy
    11 Methods of Execution
    12 Slaves to the Pyre [Multimedia Track]