uses and interesting mix of bluesy thrash varied with a little technical
death and brutal black metal on their latest “Unlimited.”
The vocals add a distinct element to this band that at times is in
the vain of Phil Anselmo, Kirk Windstein and especially Chuck Billy.
Having vocals with this style of musicians might seem a little odd
to some people, but it works especially well with the crushing riffs
and blast beats. Think of old Susperia crossed with Testament or a
Crowbar meets Dimmu Borgir, but thrash as their main musical element.
You can say that Susperia has dropped the idea that they are black
metal pretty much completely. They have taken thrash in another different
direction, making their sound unique. The musicianship on this CD
is stellar, everyone is a professional and they know their way around
their instruments. Shredding solos, catchy heavy riffs, filled with
the energy, memorable choruses and some surprising melodies. Susperia
rocks out! Yes, this is the new direction of the band formed by a
former Dimmu Borgir drummer (Tjodalv). Testament fans should find
“Unlimited” right down their alley. If you pick a track
at random your bound to get a good one, like “Chemistry,”
“Devil May Care,” or “Home Sweet Hell.” Every
track seems to have the right approach and great direction; every
song has at least a few grand parts. I wouldn’t be surprised
if people are talking about this album at the end of the year when
they are deciding what the best metal album of the year is for 2004.