Was its name the impulse for Jesse Pintado (R.I.P.) Storm Of Stress 3. Every beat of the entire album is executed with absolute precision. Put Reign in Blood, Dealing With It, Scum, and Seven Churches in a blender set to "liquefy" and you might end up with this. Enslaved By Propaganda 10. The great mystique of this album is how utterly massive and nearly flawless it sounds in … No not a permanent member and Terrorizer trying to reform was a joke. Not by any configuration under the banner of Terrorizer, not by any other formation. This album - along with those other 2 - essentially define grindcore, and this one is arguably the best example of what grind is – short, sharp shocks of raw, harsh, animosity spat in the general direction of anyone unfortunate enough to be standing in front of it. And the funny thing is here, the vocalist was the most familiar with the songs because most of them were from his other band Nausea. I actually enjoy some of their later releases a lot more than this one. This album explodes in every song and tracks like Ripped to Shreds, Injustice and Need to Live are manifests of the group. Extremely thrashy riffs to a backdrop of Pete Sandoval’s inimitable blasting with a vocalist who sounds like he’s been on sixty a day since he was five, and production courtesy of bassist Dave Vincent (also of Morbid Angel). That doesn't mean that he didn't know what he was doing on this effort, it just means that there's variety. Anyway the best are (in my opinion, obviously): Storm of Stress, Corporation Pull-In, Need to Live, Ripped to Shreds, Injustice, Infestation, and Dead Shall Rise. Terrorizer, took the early grindcore sounds from across the ocean and injected a dose of thrash intensity, as well as some minor death metal attributes which resulted in one of the most influential grind albums ever in "World Downfall." "The rich get rich, the poor stay poor, working hard, all for nothing" - these simple statements sound rather stupid, but they work excellently in the context of this album. "Corporation Pull-In" and "Whirlwind Struggle" are my favorites, but I mention that only so that you get an idea what the titles are like. No Bolt Thrower-syndrome on exhibition here, all the tracks are different enough to be individual yet keep that common thread running through to make the album consistent. 1. Genres: Deathgrind, Grindcore. An album that's one of few, but really stands head and shoulders above the rest. Strategic Warheads 7. The thrash genre can only get so heavy or so brutal before it completely evolved into something entirely different. Once in a while you'll come across a truly remarkable album. It has directly or indirectly influenced just about every grindcore band that formed after it’s release, so anyone who is into grind owes it to Terrorizer to purchase this album anyway. Terrorizer: World Downfall (Cass, Album) Earache: MOSH 16MC: UK: 1989: Sell This Version: Recommendations Reviews Add Review [r2584177] Release. His grunts are clear enough to be understood, yet ferocious enough to make emo kids recoil in shock. Edit Release All Versions of this Release Data Correct . They work with high precision - but exactly this precision in details opens the door to a sometimes confusing and more or less chaotic overall impression. Jesse Pintado's guitar is thick and nasty, with head-splitting heaviness and a low death metal pitch. But Terrorizer is definitely a metal band. "Dealing With It!" Immediately after its final tones had vanished, it was quite clear that this was a once-in-a-lifetime work. It makes the music incredibly energizing, to understate dramatically. Needless to say that Oscar Garcia also rages against everybody and everything. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does one is seized from the very first listen, and continues to be captivated every time it is played, never getting tired of it. Terrorizer - World Downfall Review. The vocals are low and fit perfectly with the guitar tone and overall speed and urgency. This page includes TERRORIZER World Downfall's : cover picture, songs / tracks list, members/musicians and line-up, different releases details, buy online: ebay and amazon, ratings and detailled reviews by some experts, collaborators and members. Probably Scott Burns' best. factor. Clocking in at just a little over 36 minutes with 16 tracks, this album is a shot, no make that a few shots of adrenaline to the listener. Suddenly and without warning, Terrorizer fired a massive shot into the hungry crowd of extreme metal maniacs. Other standouts are "Storm of Stress" and "Fear Of Napalm" with their fuzz bass intros, both songs are especially like hammers to the face! Unlike those bands, Terrorizer was an incredibly tight unit, and didn't need to rely on high velocity to cover any shortcomings in musicianship. Standing head and decomposing shoulders above the rest of the album though is the legendary "Dead Shall Rise". Hello Select your address All Hello, Sign in. His tremolo picking style is top notch and he definitely hacked it even in the early days with this band. Both those guys are widely recognized for their talents as individuals since then ("World Downfall" was released in 1989), but this is so much more simple, compact, explosive. Operationally, they all have the same effect. Best viewed without Internet Explorer, in 1280 x 960 resolution or higher. No sloppiness here. 1. In fact, it has got to be one of the most important metal albums in the history of extreme music. It captured black lightning in a whiskey bottle and was a truly special release. It's just damn near perfect. It’s pissed off, but not that pissed off. I don’t know, man, how does a grind/death fan objectively review a new TERRORIZER album in 2012? Grindcore with a little bit of Death Metal: that’s the formula for this masterpiece by legendary Terrorizer. There are not 20 seconds songs and every track has a refrain that captures you, so as to mark out each one of them. Dare I be the first to not relentlessly fellate this album? This is the ONLY Terrorizer I will listen to, especially since Jesse is gone. This man basically gave birth to what became the death metal sound of the 90s, one that expanded upon the already dark and deep character of the earlier examples of the genre, and ultimately paved the way for a percussive approach to shattering ear drums that is still looked to this day for inspiration. "Need To Live" is yet another blaster, and really, this whole album will kick your ass beyond belief! Probably Scott Burns' best. World Downfall is by far my favorite Grindcore album of the 80’s. Even 30 years after its release, the album has a devastating effect and its only mistake is that it was simply too good. CHARTS. His playing is mind-boggling; hyper-fast, yet incredibly precise. Terrorizer: World Downfall (CD, Album, Blu) Earache: MOSH 16CD: UK: Unknown: Sell This Version: Recommendations Reviews Add Review [r4106937] Release. This raised the stakes for grindcore as a genre with technical standards. Grindcore often has been dismissed as a genre of messy blastbeats and ugly vocals and imagery. But whatever limitations it places on music, its appeal has remained surprisingly durable. After all this years, this is still the best grindcore (deathgrind) release. Terrorizer are stuck in a mindset where simple heaviness and speed are able to trump well thought out songwriting with 2006’s Darker Days Ahead falling into the trap as well. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. 'World Downfall' is one of those albums often namedropped by Extreme Metal fans to grab a little kudos among their peers, and so they should. It´s not one of my favorite albums from that time, but I don´t remember having any issues with the vocals. "Nations falling to defeat" is not just the first line of the opener, these words also mark the beginning of the lyrics of "Strategic Warheads" and perhaps this lyrical curiosity shows the f**k-yourself-attitude of the line-up. The death/grind is reminiscent of Napalm Death's 'From Enslavement To Obliteration' and 'Scum', not surprising that they recruited him as guitarist on their future releases, ND I'm referring to. Example: the beginning mid-paced groove of "Fear of Napalm", one of the album's many memorable riffs. 1. World Downfall is a deathgrind music album recording by TERRORIZER released in 1989 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. It’s both a great piece of grind in its own right, but it also set a new precedent for precision and technical competence within this proudly punk genre. The lyrics and the riffage pull heavily from hardcore, specifically Discharge; the lyrics are incensed radical leftist screed -- so much so that it could be considered quite crusty. World Downfall is by far my favorite Grindcore album of the 80’s. In a time when the initial thrash metal movement began to lose its power rapidly, it felt good to be confronted with another way of radical music - and, to be honest, it was more radical than almost every thrash formation. Killing Songs: All are great, personal favourites are: Fear Of Napalm, Resurrection, Injustice, Whirlwind Struggle and Dead Shall Rise. In fact, Terrorizer had already parted ways by the time of World Downfall's 1989 recording and release. Listen to the many drum fills on the opening track, or any other for that matter. The same thing can be said of Terrorizer – influential, fuck yeah. Oscar Garcia's vocals are intimidating, incoherent, and perfect! Rating: 80/100. No other "grind" albums save "Horrified" even deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence. Download World Downfall by Terrorizer | eMusic. The name of this project was Terrorizer, and its heavily consequential debut "World Downfall" stands as one of the crowning achievements of the 80s push for a truly vicious sound. It’s become really clear to me why most Grindcore doesn’t do it for me while Terrorizer kicks ass. Rating: 85/100. to revitalize the band in 2005? The production is spectacular, clear and perfect; the bass playing is sort of more or less irrelevant. And it is remarkably precise when compared to the Napalm Deaths and Carcasses of the same era. Fear Of Napalm 4. World Downfall, an Album by Terrorizer. Genres: Deathgrind, Grindcore. In any grindcore top ten this will always appear in the top 5 somewhere, and it’s easy to understand why – I mean Jesus, in grindcore circles, this thing is second only to “Scum” and “Horrified” in terms of influence. Sign Up Sign In Hi, Member since Balance Plan: … Whilst you're waiting, give World Downfall another spin. So yeah, I enjoyed the music the most, it was variety and worth listening to. Vocals are of the hardcore punk variety, showcasing an aggressive half grunt half shout, making some of the lyrics audible above the cacophony. World Downfall is regarded as one of the most influential grindcore albums ever: it showcases crunchy, heavily distorted guitar riffs and extremely fast and precise blast beats in addition to growling, harsh vocals and lyrics dealing with social issues, features that would become a standard among grindcore music. Good thing that most of the songs just featured the music anyway. Originally published at Hate Meditations. [Scum]은 기념비작 + 정통 Grindcore.. Back in 1989, it was a great adventure to discover "World Downfall". But the band has even more to offer. It doesn't matter if they're songs like "Storm of Stress" or "Injustice" that last just a little more than a minute, they're just as effective as tracks like "After World Obliteration" or "Dead Shall Rise" that make it past the three minute mark. nightmarerealitywebzine.blogspot.com. It’s no wonder Napalm Death poached Pintado and headed in a similar direction with their sound. factor. Grindcore was a real game changer for extreme metal. After World Obliteration 2. That’s not to say this is a bad album, Because it isn’t. And the production is one of the few good jobs Scott Burns ever did, I think. Although this sound was later reviled by some kids in Norway, it ushered in a new benchmark of technical standards for musicians within extreme metal. It never sounds like it’s straining on the leash. On Terrorizer’s ‘World Downfall’ released in 1989, Oscar Garcia heads up an all start line up for this undisputed classic of grind. Read and write album reviews for World Downfall - Terrorizer on AllMusic MOSH 16; Vinyl LP). The drums (Pete Sandoval, recorded in transition just as he was joining Morbid Angel) are pure Dave Lombardo on helium with full knowledge and mastery of the Repulsion/Napalm Death method of grindcraft. First of all, they're not all about blast beating. Albums like this one are unique and you cannot overlook them…an incredible masterpiece of brutality. "Corporation Pull-In" Featured peformers: Pete Sandoval (drums), David Vincent (bass guitar, vocals, producer), Oscar Garcia (vocals), Jesse Pintado (lead guitar), Scott Burns (engineer). There is a big difference between a quite good album and a masterpiece, and World Downfall definitely is. It remains a matter of speculation. I could pick the songs apart, but why? His blast beats, his force and his precision - in short: his entire performance is absolutely outstanding. Which matters not at all, as they do manage to give off the perfect air of riot-ready rage married to suicidal hopelessness. Note: 8.50 Redakteur: Michael Meyer It's a genre where vocals are more an instrument than a medium for delivering lyrics. Reviewer: SilentScream213. It's there, it's basically root notes, it sounds great but it's not central and it's not like his playing in Morbid Angel. Back in 1989 the first album “World Downfall” was released and it can be considered, in my opinion the best death/grind album ever. factor. Backing vocals, bass and production are provided by David Vincent of the one and only Morbid Angel, regular bassist Alfred 'Garvey' Estroda being in jail. David Vincent on bass and Pete Sandoval on drums. A pillar of the genre, it's re-release (on vinyl) celebrates some of extreme metal's biggest riffs, and biggest names. The mighty and malicious guitar work with its minimum of variation and the almost robotic yet devastating double bass create an infernal cocktail and songs like "After World Obliteration", "Need to Live" or the title track express the pure disgust about lying politicians, puppets of the military industry and society in general. TERRORIZER sind seit „Darker Days Ahead“ nicht mehr die TERRORIZER, die man vor Augen bzw. Pintado has, at the same time, a strong and raw guitar sound with typical hardcore and death influences in it. Corporation Pull-In 6. Starting from After World Obliteration song (one of the most famous with Fear of Napalm) ‘till the title track at the end of the album, the band plays fast, brutal and compact; 16 tracks to show everybody their supremacy in this kind of music. Hah, was I ever wrong! But if you want an headache as is meant to be, from a great band, take it! I think a lot is to be said here. Fantastic and made all the more powerful by how tight it is. We are not talking about Napalm Death’s “Scum”(1987) or Defecation’s “Purity Dilution”(1989); even if those bands were innovators, they had not the same quality of this band. World Downfall, an Album by Terrorizer. The absolute Granddaddies of Grind; Terrorizer are set to release their Caustic Attack upon the world, October 12th through The End Records. World Downfall is by far my favorite Grindcore album of the 80’s. It’s become really clear to me why most Grindcore doesn’t do it for me while Terrorizer kicks ass. Perhaps it depends on what one chooses to take from this album, but even if seeing it more from the grind perspective, one can't help but notice the heavy amount of influence that Slayer and Death had on the shaping of the style heard on it. No self-respecting adherent to death/grind should go without hearing it at least once, and it is arguably the only album with grind influences on it to own for those who aren't particularly fond of it yet have found themselves in any way interested in death metal. At it's time of release, the speed of the music on this album was almost unheard of, with only a few bands, like Napalm Death, Carcass, and Extreme Noise Terror doing anything which even came close. 2020-11-01 SilentScream213. Looking at the names of the line up you should have no doubts about the music quality, but this album goes beyond imagination. In fact, it has got to be one of the most important metal albums in the history of extreme music. I definitely think that he was the reason why ND hacked it on repeated efforts. It also put Pintado’s style on the map as a benchmark in extreme metal, and predicted the Napalm Death that would follow in this album’s wake. This release sounds like early Napalm Death, but less punky and more closer to death, thus reaching perfection. Featured peformers: Pete Sandoval (drums), David Vincent (bass guitar, vocals, producer), Oscar Garcia (vocals), Jesse Pintado (lead guitar), Scott Burns (engineer). If you don’t know what Terrorizer sound like I can only assume that you removed your ears - possibly because you had no jam and you needed something to put in a sandwich – but here goes anyway. This album was the fastest thing I'd ever heard at the time, and Pete Sandoval outdid himself! This band was heavy, fast, and knew rhythm and grind more than any other band at the time (if ever!). This is underpinned by a rock solid rhythm section made up of David Vincent and Pete Sandoval’s controlled barrage. The sound is strong, clean and you can hear each instruments very well: crushing guitars, bone jarring bass, bulldozer drums and sick vocals. If you're a fan of grind, or of all things brutal, you NEED this album. Scott Burns, honing the techniques required for extreme metal, produces a razor sharp sound that captures every bass hit and allows the snare to cut through perfectly. Usually the songs are not so short like the other ones in some grind bands and this shows the group’s most death metal side. "World Downfall" kind of sounds like Napalm Death, circa 1987 (the "Scum" era), except these songs are longer and David's vocals are much more constipated. Do yourself a favour and experience this album. Jimi Hendrix is hugely influential. The typhoon of negativity is irresistible and the band lives up to its name. Reviewer: 휘루. The maximally intensive triple strike of "Human Prey", "Corporation Pull-In" and "Strategic Warheads" marks the orgasmic climax of the album, but the remaining material ignites a conflagration as well. There just needed to be more effort on Oscar's part, it was in one word: BORING. Amid the pioneering works that were "Seven Churches", "Scream Bloody Gore", "In Battle There Is No Law", "Slowly We Rot" and "Altars Of Madness" in the mid to late 80s stands a horse of a somewhat different color, or more specifically, one tied in pretty heavily with the parallel grindcore genre making waves at around the same time. It's sort of a rabid proto-death/proto-crust vomit-grunt. Through the course of death metal's lengthy history, there were some extremely significant tipping points in its evolution that sent shock waves throughout the metal world, not to mention up the spinal cords of every single person hearing them. Which ironically makes me real cheery. View all reviews for Terrorizer - World Downfall. The album was released after the band broke up to concentrate on their main bands, and they've remained dormant for sixteen years. What we know for sure is that "World Downfall" cannot be beaten. The old formula was to take one or two riffs, a fairly simple bass line, a straightforward drum rhythm and politically charged lyrics, and basically smash out a song without any concern for the conventions of music. Terrorizer were, after all, the first American band to fuse thrash with death metal. Songwriting is excellent, with just enough tempo-changes to keep things interesting, as on the title track. It was announced earlier this year that they were reforming to record another album, and with a line-up of this calibre it's hard to see how it could be anything other than awesome. But to me the fact that it is influential doesn’t mean that much – just because it was massively influential does not mean that it cannot be surpassed. The end result is guitar riffs that are fast as shit but still maintain a distinct rhythmic groove when they are not involved in an awesome whirlwind of machine-gun blastbeats. 2021, Who can we expect new albums from this year? Especially the A side is bewildering, because some songs seem to flow into each other while one merciless riff hunts the other. Looking at the individual members, Oscar Garcia (of Nausea) takes lead vocals, sounding like a cross between John Trady and (early) Max Cavalera. Sometimes the band sounds like a brutal death metal one for the intensity and violence and all the members do a very good job. Obviously everything in this review is all my own opinion, but as someone who does really enjoy grindcore, I can give a decent opinion on this album and when I see people frothing at the mouth about this album like they just went nuts on the sherbet I can’t help but wonder where this grind classic they’re on about is, because all I’m hearing is a pretty good thrashy grind release with an enviable legacy. A masterclass in how to invoke an undeniable sense of society’s chaotic decline. It should also be noted that while every instrumentalist provides an invaluable piece to this massive puzzle, the album pretty much lives and dies by the stellar engineering work of Scott Burns. So kultig wie diese TERRORIZER CD, war einst auch die Kritik im Rockhard (Ausgabe 37), ich zitiere wörtlich: "Kein Tag ohne TERRORIZER!" This may not cover much new ground or be massively original, but at what they do they are damn good and you don’t want anything else from a band like TERRORIZER. Everything about it, from the vocals to the production, is absolutely faultless. Genres: Deathgrind, Grindcore. The riffing is relentless, but truly exceptional in that Pintado doesn't need to play at light speed to be effective. Most of the album is played at warp-speed, but the band can change tempos at the flick of a switch. Each note of the guitar, each hit of the drum is profound and contains its own magic, all adding up to a slice of perfection that makes others sound tired and is fresh years later. His music started a genre...but that doesn’t make him the best example of the genre in the same way that the first car ever built was not the best one ever built. The first thing that makes this album a kicking-ass release are the drums: Sandoval shows what the word “drumming” means with his great technique and “in-your-face” blast beats, both unusual in a genre where almost all drummers just hit the drums as fast as they can and in a monotone way, without any sign of creativity; the anger-filled vocals by Garcia and the killing riffs by Vincent and Pintado do the rest. Real quick: this is the perfect crossover record. Released 13 November 1989 on Earache (catalog no. The vocals, the guitars, the low-end, the drums... everything is perfect. But to be sure, "World Downfall" is a collective effort and the punishing yet simple thrashing riff work of Jesse Pintado, the steady bass thud of David Vincent and the guttural yet still intelligible grunts and barks of Oscar Garcia mold this thing into a veritable killing machine. 16 tracks under 40 minutes (not falling under than 1 minute or being longer than 4 minutes) and NO fillers. Its homogeneous appearance makes it strong. Whenever a band like Terrorizer drops an album, I always wonder if their material gets by on individual merit or on legacy alone.World Downfall is rightly regarded as one of the first and greatest examples of death/grind and has remained a staple in any worthy metalhead’s collection. When heavy music comes to mind, most metalheads don't mention this band. I don’t like silly/humorous music, which a fa.. His f**ked up voice exactly matches the musical statements. Released 13 November 1989 on Earache (catalog no. 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