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  DEADBORN
'Mayhem Maniac Machine'
(Apostasy Records)


Jools Green

jools green



If the excellent 2007 full length 'Stigma Eternal' wasn't a hard enough album to follow, Germany's Deadborn have managed to do it with their latest masterpiece 'Mayhem Maniac Machine'. The band, consisting of former Necrophagist vocalist Mario Petrovic and drummer Slavek Foltyn, along with Jo Morath and Kevin Olasz on guitars, who formed in 2002, will delight current fans and gain new ones with this latest offering.

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'Mayhem Maniac Machine' has everything the discerning Death Metaller could want from an album, nine tracks of strong, technically influenced and brutal Metal topped off with excellent, deep, brutal vocals. The opening track and my favourite on the album 'Premises Of Cryonics' has a real grove running through it, immediately making you look forward in anticipation of the rest of the album.

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The groove continues to run throughout the album with a brutal driving rhythms with the tracks 'Profanatic Reanimation', 'Replicant's Device' and 'Second Order Cybernetics', whilst 'Bionic Abomination' is awash with catchy technical riffs and that ever present groove.

There are a couple of long tracks that break the five minute barrier but the length is justifiable and your interest is maintained. 'Insane Motor Cortex', which has a downtuned groove to it that I loved and the added bonus of a guitar solo and the other, 'Slaves Of Megatron' has a scene setting, spoken intro and a varying tempo to keep the interest throughout.

By contrast the shortest track, 'Reinvented Power Process' at less than two minutes is an absolute riff fest. The final track and outro 'Kraftwerk D' is slower but still a brutal exit from the album.

There are vague similarities between Deadborn and Necrophagist soundwise, inevitable with two members of the latter band in the line-up and the album engineered mixed and mastered by Christoph Brandes who also produced Necrophagist but there is a brutal edge to Deadborn rather than the progressive edge prevalent with Necrophagist.

What there is no mistake about is that this is indeed an excellent album. I loved it, the musicianship was tight, with brutally powerful drums and vocals with the content varied and interesting.

'Mayhem Maniac Machine is out now on Apostasy Records.

23.4.12





WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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