The agonizing screams of the dead and the dying are all around you. A thick fog of endless smoke blackens your lungs and burns your eyes. At any moment, your head could be removed from an unseen enemy’s shot in the dark. Racked with fear, you march on into the Feuersturm.
The nine battles that make up Towards Global Holocaust‘s first full length album, Feuersturm, are straight from the trenches of Hell. Soaked in the blood of both enemies and comrades alike, Feuersturm attacks with a ferocity that can only be the result of the maddening realization that, in this war, there is nothing left to lose. The vocal/guitar/bass work of RF is nothing short of disturbing and utterly aggressive. Check out the atrocity that is Flamenwerfer, complete with a haunting bridge that fills you with dread after your flesh has long been melted away. Relentless battery from Blaash (Bahimiron) ensures the air raids will continue throughout the night, only slowing down to reload. The pained screams on tracks such as Approaching Global Genocide flash suppressed memories of blood-drenched bodies and send a chill up your spine while the sharp-as-a-razor guitar leads shave the faith from your flesh.
Like I had mentioned in a recent review of Towards Global Holcaust‘s split release with Christ Dismembered, from which two tracks are presented again on Feuersturm, the guitar and drums are solid, thrashing with an honest old school madness. The songs themselves, however, are rather disjointed and free-form, moving between passages that make separating the songs difficult but reflect the nature of the music and the ‘war-themed’ material. The use of clean guitar lines and solos keeps you wondering where the next attack will come from.
Feuersturm is a great album that showcases what Towards Global Holocaust is all about, and is easily their best effort yet. Get your gun and bring plenty of bullets . . . your going to need them!