you count the DORSAL ATLANTICA/METALMORPHOSE split-LP from '84, this album
could rate as the rarest of the infamous Brazilian Death/Black-platters
of the mid/late 80's. And unless you count the unknown bootleg of Wagner
Antichrist puking all over Santa's beard on X-mas eve '83, this album
could also rate as the shittiest of the infamous Brazilian
Death/Black-platters of the mid/late 80's. Before all you Tru Blakk Necro
Metalists start wielding your schytes, let me explain...
EXTERMINATOR knew all the right moves. They studied the masters, SODOM,
POSSESSED, VULCANO etc, they really dug ol' Nick and his merry minions,
they obviously tried to be extreme in more ways than one and there might
be a riff or two (literally) in there worth the playing time, but that
just doesn't cut it coz their album still suck. The instrumental
"Mark of the Exterminator" has a few ideas that could have worked
out OK in another space-time continuum, and in the closing "Fighting
Against The Sky Angels" (fuckin' brilliant title) they make some
utterly weak attempts at more REENCARNACIÓN-styled unconventional
riffing. I think. It's really hard to tell, since "Total Extermination"
probably has the worst playing ever on a Metal record. And the production's
even worse! The drums sound like someone pissing on a paper bag, the guitars
are so muddy and tuned down they're just a faint buzz in the background
and the bass guitar... I ain't got a clue what happened to the bass guitar,
I'm sorry. Imagine your retarded neighbors covering "Obsessed By Cruelty"
behind your bedroom wall and you're very close to the kind of sounds imprinted
on this disc. Simply put, it's about as far from the genius and power
of Sarcofago's godly "I.N.R.I." album you could possibly get. You kinda
wish the PMRC (remember them?) to have had a Brazilian branch at the time.
They should've thrown these incompetent brats in jail, not for their inane
satanic- and juvenile-but-kinda-cute nazi image, but for simply making
such a crap record. Maybe this could have been a cool release, had they
given their ideas an extra year or two to develop, but producing this
kind of garbage cannot be accounted to anything but sheer stupidity. Oh,
almost forgot to quote some lyrics:
"Now is the happiness in hell
OK, it's funny. It'll give you a laugh, but not for 29 bleedin'
Nowotny come back - All is forgiven!
We're dance on angels graves
And turn the lives our slaves
And the bodies of deads we're sell
Now is the madness in hell
We're eat babies flesh
And suck the mothers blood next
We're perverse devils well...."
Fighting Against The Sky Angels
In 2002 a bootleg version of this LP appeared and has since then been
seen on distros and on e-bay quite frequently. For educational reasons
I thought I'd give a description of how to tell it apart from the original,
especially since some sellers, knowingly or unknowingly, have tried to
sell it as a mint original. The easiest way is to look in the upper left
corner of the front picture. The original shows part of a barred window
in the staircase (pic 1), while the bootleg has been cut off about 2 cm
from the top (pic 2) and the picture enlarged to fit the sleeve. It's
a qualified guess that the ones who made the bootleg never bothered to
spend an extra 5 minutes of all the time it takes to make a record, to
make a complete scan. No comment - apart from the fact that this definitely
isn't the first time some moron has mutilated a Metal sleeve this way
C=X C=X C=X !! The
labels also differ. While the original has a fully readable silver-on-black
print, the bootleg comes with muddy light-grey lettering on dark-grey
background. The hilarious lyricsheet is readable in the original LP, but
only barely so in the bootleg, and that's something you don't wanna miss
out on, trust me. Finally the sound is slightly weaker on the boot, but
considering the production that's hairsplitting of the worst degree.
Listen to this record here
(provided by the Vibrations
Of Doom webzine)