Purified In Blood- Last Leaves Of A Poisoned Tree
Purified In Blood is a Hardcore, Metalcore, Death Metal, Thrash band from Stavanger, Norway. This album was released by New Eden Records in 2003. The first thing I notice is Purified In Blood have two vocalists and two guitarists which is not common and create a certain sound on this record. The band members introduction to extreme metal was Iron Maiden and Slayer. The band's concept of heavy metal with a message is similar to Emperor meets Earth Crisis or Immortal meets Integrity. This album was a breath of fresh air when it came out because this level of heaviness and this level of metal had not been reached in quite some time. This release reached back to the glory days of metalcore but added influences from the Norwegian Black Metal scene of the 1990's. That Purified In Blood is from Norway made Black Metal a legitimate influence. The influence of Slayer is very apparent on this record. One of the vocalists has a Hardcore approach and the other vocalist has a Death Metal approach. The two vocalists sound very different and bring a unique and exciting feel to the music. Sweeping and descending guitar riffs make this recording sound extremely evil. The melody was a brief break from all of the chaos. The dual vocal assault is just mind blowing as the two singers trade lyrics back and forth. The two guitarists sound like they are playing two drills. That's how heavy the guitars sound on this album. The drums sound like fine china crashing and breaking into pieces. We have some great tough guy mosh parts here that will have all the hardcore kids dancing up a storm. Purified In Blood is from Stavanger, Norway and this city has many great Black Metal bands like Carpathian Forest and Gehenna. What this band does so well is mix elements of Hardcore and heavy metal to create their own unique style of Metalcore. These guys have so much pride in their music and their message that it's obvious that this would become a classic Metalcore album.
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