Anticulture Records (release: August 20th, 2007)
For a first album, British MALEFICE are already on top. You might say it's still some good huge Thrash heard millions of times but it wouldn't be true, you backbiters ! Because when you scratch a little, you realize they don't want to link riffs like those who string pearls in their back jeweler's. No, their music is definitely not linear: Death Metal styled voice on Risen Through The Ashes, syncopated rhythms (Into A New Light), a melodic break on Dreams Without Courage, the whole in top gear, yet broken by dead heavy passages. The icing on the cake: the last part of Entities is quite "atmospheric" sometimes, as on Horizon Burns or A World Deceased, not to mention the instrumental Empirical Proof. And with many jumping breaks, we really feel we have a stage-suited group which shows a large overview of extreme Metal but still keeping it accessible to the ordinary man.
So, for young people who musically try to find themselves and would join us in our crazy world, MALEFICE is the band they need !...Laurent