MALEVOLENT CREATION: Envenomed: CD

I’m not really well versed on all the different sub‑genres of “metal,” but my guess is that this would fit in with the death metal tribe of groups. The music falls in somewhere between Slayer and Morbid Angel, and there seems to be more of an emphasis on violence instead of the satanic slant of most of the black metal bands. They remind me of Brainstorm and all the old speed metal bands that used to play backyard parties in El Sereno a good decade ago. For what it is, it’s pretty solid.

 –jimmy (Pavement)