"DEATH METAL HOLOCAUST"
OMNIZIDE is a Swedish Death Metal band that started out in 1995 under their original
name BELZEN. The band broke up and started over numerous times, but is back once
again. The band features lead vocalist from CRAFT, Mikael Nox and the was music
written by AE from AVSKY. After the album was completed and released B-Force from
DARK FUNERAL was added on base. These guys have taken things way back to the
early days of Death Metal music. This is when Death Metal was dark, demonic, dirty
and down right evil. The band has a bit of that old school D.I.Y. feel that I remember from
back in the tape trading days. The music is very raw and aggressive feeling with a bit of a
Black Metal coldness over it. The music some what reminds me of early MAYHEM,
BURZUM & IMMORTAL mixed with some MANIAC BUTCHER & NUN
SLAUGHTER thrown in. The music lies on that thin line between Black & Death Metal
music with it some times leaning more one way than the other. They kind of have a
grittiness and grimness to their sound that you would find in early European Black Metal.
The vocals also fall right on that line where they are low ended Death growls mixed with
throaty and groggy Black Metal growls with the higher pitched Black Metal scream.
These guys take us back to the early days and some what better days of the Black Metal
genre. This is one for all the older Metal heads out there!!!