Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Bone Gnawer - 'Cannibal Crematorium' (Album Review)

By Theron Moore

Album Type: Full-Length
Date Released: 10/07/2015
Label: Pulverised Records




“Cannibal Crematorium” is an exercise in true metal and Kam Lee delivers a workshop in how death metal vocals should sound like at any age.  Take heed, take notice.  Bone Gnawer is the best thing to happen to music this year.


‘Cannibal Crematorium’ CD//DD//LP track listing:

1.Anthropophagist Inferno
2.Modern Day Cannibal (Featuring Sly Goregnome of FONDLECORPSE)
3.Chainsaw Carnage (Featuring Adam Scott & Tom Knizer of CARDIAC ARREST)
4.Horrors In The House Of Human Remains (Featuring Matt Witchclan of DEADMAN’S BLOOD & WITCHCLAN)
5.Chawed, Mauled & Gnawed (Featuring Noel Kemper of GRUESOME STUFF RELISH & ALTAR OF GIALLO)
6.Il Sesso Bizzarro Di Cannibali (Featuring Miss Desideria Gabreiella Annuziata)
7.Chrome Skull (Featuring Vincent Crowley of ACHERON)
8.Below A Murder Of Carrion Crows (Featuring Patrick Bruss of CRYPTICUS)
9.Carnivore Beneath (Featuring Dave Ingram of DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN, BENEDICTION)
10.Untold Story: Human Pork Bun (Featuring Mark Riddick of FETID ZOMBIE)
11.Cannibal Crematorium (Featuring Dany Dead of DEAD)

Bone Gnawer is

Kam Lee | Vocals
Ronnie Bjornstrom | Guitars, Bass
Morgan Lie | Drums

 The Review:

“Anthropophagist Inferno” sets the tone of the record with its horror movie-soundtrack intro.  It unsettles you.  It makes you squirm uncomfortably listening to it.  You’ve got ten more tracks to go.  Old school death metal at its finest.  No fucking around.  No pulling punches and it’s not for the weak or posers.  It’s brutal.
Bone Gnawer’s vocalist Kam Lee is the real deal.  He is a legend in the world of death metal.  I took notice of him when he did the record “From Beyond” when he was with Massacre.  That was greatness.  “Cannibal Crematorium” matches that pinnacle of perfection and that’s huge praise.  Bone Gnawer holds its own with Massacre. What gives this record an extra boost of unique sound and certain fury are the guest stars that appear on each track:


We’re talking eleven tracks of pure old school death metal with Kam Lee in top form.  You’d think after all these years he’d slow down or show signs of maybe a weakened vocal but he kills it with every song.  I don’t think I’ve ever heard him this strong before and he’s doing things vocally that have to be heard to be believed.  After hearing “Cannibal Crematorium” I have to see them live and I need this band to put out record #2 ASAP.  Amazing is an understatement.

There’s not a bum tune anywhere and the stand out tracks are “Modern Day Cannibal,” “Chainsaw Carnage” and “Untold Story:  Human Pork Bun” if not for the title alone. “Cannibal Crematorium” is an exercise in true metal and Kam Lee delivers a workshop in how death metal vocals should sound like at any age.  Take heed, take notice.  Bone Gnawer is the best thing to happen to music this year.

‘Cannibal Crematorium’ is available here

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