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Torture Killer chose death

Torture Killer released their debut album For Maggots To Devour in 2003 and Matti Liuke sang on said album. Juri Sallinen replaced Liuke on a split EP with Satujumala in 2005. Chris Barnes, of Six Feet Under, replaced Sallinen on Torture Killer’s second album Swarm! just to be replaced by Sallinen again for their third album Sewers. Fast forward to 2012 and Pessi Haltsonen replaced Sallinen and is about to release an EP with Torture Killer, called I Chose Death.

Despite changing their vocalists more often than changing their socks, Torture Killer’s backing band has been rather stable since its inception. And that’s exactly where they’re very strong. I’ve always liked Torture Killer for their riffing and melodies. I Chose Death doesn’t seem to stray away from that too much and I really like the first song of said EP, which you can listen to below.

Make up your mind about it yourself by listening to it. Torture Killer aren’t groundbreaking but I’ve always had a soft spot for them and I’ll definitely get that new EP because they never disappointed me before.



Melodic pieces by not so melodic bands

Isn’t it great when you’re listening to an ultra-brutal Death Metal band and suddenly a catchy melody kicks in? Personally, I’m a sucker for these melodic parts and many Death Metal bands did just that and incorporated parts like that into really heavy songs.

There’s just something about the contrasting sounds of really heavy riffs and catchy, melodic guitar playing that gets to me. Hell, Melodic Death Metal is based on that very concept but that’s not really what I’m talking about.

I’m talking about bands who are really heavy, classic Death Metal and the melodic parts I’m talking about are really rare within this band’s catalogue. It’s just great when a melody catches you off-guard because you simply didn’t expect something like that.

Now, make the jump for 5 examples of what I’m talking about.


Friday Top 10: Most brutal album covers

What’s a kickass album without kickass artwork? If you’re like me, you love your Death Metal and Death Metal bands are known for their violent and brutal album covers, so I just made a Top 10 for most brutal album covers.

Make the jump for this week’s Friday Top 10. You can view the Top 10 even if you’re at work. Click the pictures to view the full artwork.


And it all started with Death…

It all started with the man above, Chuck Schuldiner. Death Metal. Some people may argue that it all started with Possessed but to me Chuck Schuldiner and his band Death are the fathers of Death Metal, without wanting to take away anything from Possessed’s legacy.

What I realized is that members of Death went on to form or join other Death Metal bands and in turn members of these bands went on to form or join other DM bands aswell and so on and so forth.

So what I want to do is this: I’ll give you a quick rundown of bands that are in some way related to the fathers of Death Metal. Make the jump for your daily dose of Death Metal.


Weekly Dose of Metal: Torture Killer

We’re going back to the roots here. Dose of Metal started off as a project of mine via Twitter. I tried getting friends of mine into Metal by tweeting ‘Daily Doses of Metal,’ recommending songs to them. Doing this daily didn’t work out though, because of various reasons.

Now, that we seetled in with DoseOfMetal.com, we’re resurrecting the doses, this time doing it weekly instead of daily. I’ll just post a random song that I like and that I think is worth checking out.

We’re starting off with Torture Killer. A band that started as a Six Feet Under cover band and then somehow convinced Six Feet Under vocalist Chris Barnes to join them and the bunch recorded the album ‘Swarm!’ together. Barnes isn’t with TK anymore though but they continued with a new singer and released the album ‘Severs’ with him in 2009. This is a song of said album, called ‘I bathe in their Blood’. Enjoy!

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