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THE PORRIDGEFACE "Cannon Of Ugliness" CD
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Written by Michael Francisco   
Thursday, 08 March 2012 16:41


If you are not familiar with The Porridgeface from Sweden, then after reading this account, I am sure you will feel obliged to experience the motor headbangin' scream hammer and anvil noise. Believe me, this dark anger, and rage - fueled by fire and fury is the antidote for the world hater.
The ripping rhythms and searing solos are driven by an alcohol and gasoline dream. This treatise of treachery will verify that more than one vendetta is issued by the systems of death and roll.
I have chosen this one album to review, as my inaugural debut to this site, and soon you will understand why. I encourage you to also read the accompanying interview.
I love almost all of the thrash of the '80s. Many of these newer acts struggle desperately to attend to this sound and repurpose their approach, but those younger mettle hearts just were not around back in the day. With this one man band led and conducted by Anders Lindberg, he honestly knows his Metal milieu. He has lived it, and wears his influences on his sleeve.
On 'Canon Of Ugliness' bands like Assassin, Paradox, G.B.H, and Regicide will be heard.Fans of newer acts like Elvenpath, Gallow's End, and Stormwarrior will also be intrigued. There are even some '80seque Goth overtones which are felt in Ander's impassioned vocal approach. The lyrics are very engaging, even if they were not all self-admittedly penned by Anders himself.
Musically, he seems to have a penchant for the style and themes of classic Running Wild, tinged with Noise era Tankard, and Rage's perfect mannerisms. This is remarkable, given that Anders plays every instrument, himself.
There are even some odd cover songs toward the end of the album. I have heard Ander's other tributes ranging anywhere from Slayer and Motörhead to Sheryl Crow and the disco hit - "Born To Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez. What first attracted me to this act was his killer cover of "On The Road" by German Speed Metal masters -Vendetta. Once I heard this a few years ago, I immediately wanted to experience more.
Even though some of the songs on 'Canon' are older, and written quite some time ago, this debut is most impressive with music and melodies sure to shape the new motto for the human race. Anders has sent me some of his newer demos, and these songs are going to crush your skull if you worship Deathrow, Mandator, Minotaur, Violent Force, and their ilk.
Make no mistake, even if the name does not suggest seriousness, the music is of the utmost quality, and even for this self-produced release on Killers By Trade, the sound quality will surely soak into your cold dead hearts of steel, as you arise like a phoenix from the ashes of the wake.

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