Skin of Existence
Label: Growl Records
Karma Violens hail from Greece , a country with a pedigree for producing Black Metal Monsters like Rotting Christ, Night Fall and of course Karma Violens, for the those not in the know this band have been around since 2002 and return with only their second album , released through Growl records.
Its an album to thrash and burn in hells mosh pits , the violence and energy throughout is grandiose and effective , and not one track disappoints from the opening salvo "Icarious" which runs for nearly two minutes building the momentum Then "Bloodbath" snarling, growling , its brutal delivery destroys brain cells , its going to see mosh pits exploding into life everywhere.
"Souless Child" sees frontman Mario spitting his lyrics with Venom , there are hammering drums and relentless guitars , then mid way through the track slows , its got a mesmerizing effect that finishes in dramatic fashion.
"Floating To Sadness" is an addictive piece that had this reviewer banging his head right away as the insanely addictive musicianship buries its self deep into your frontal cortex.
"Le Temps Du Suicide" for me is a highlight its full of demonic drumming and bites the Black Metal bullet showering you with sharp barbs of toxic Metal delight!
Title track "Skin of Existence" , crashes into the mosh pits of damnation , its delivery peels the skin and thrashes you senseless,and there's no let up as the excellent "Si Vis Vitam Para Mortem" continues to obliterate all your brain cells , with superb lyrics "Mortem" embeds its self with ferocity and delivery that makes your skin crawl.
"Incubation Day" and "About My Creator" showcase the bands Blackened souls and immense talent "Paralyzed" transfixes you , final track "Dead Mans Story" opens slowly with a doom laden atmosphere , its deep grooves and total mastery leaves you wanting to hear much more from this band ,lets hope they don't leave it to long to tour over in the UK.
Karma Violens have toured with Metal Goliaths such as Judas Priest, Amon Amarth, Fear Factory, Arch Enemy, The Black Dahlia Murder, Heaven Shall Burn, Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh, The Ocean, Darkest Hour etc
The level of music contained here is brilliant ,and well worth checking out, the full album is already been streamed on You Tube and the band our are featured band on The Metal Gods Meltdown.
Review Seb Di Gatto Score:9/10 Facebook Website
03. Soulless Child
04. Floating In Sadness
05. Le Temps Du Suicide
06. Skin Of Existence
07. Si Vis Vitam Para Mortem
08. Incubation Day
09. About My Creator
11. Dead Man’s Story
Marios - Vocals
George - Guitars
Costas - Guitars
Steven - Bass