Convulse World Without God

Convulse World Without God
Finland's Convulse are one of those old school extreme metal bands that helped define the genre, yet weren't fully appreciated in their time, and their career was so short-lived hardly anyone remembers them. But with this reissue of Convulse's first of only two full-lengths, 1992's World Without God, the band can finally garner the recognition they deserve, as this album is nothing short of a blast of unrelenting, aggressive brutality. The record presents the band's amalgamation of death metal, black metal and grindcore with such powerful force that each track contains even more of an evil atmosphere than the one before. The title track and "Blasphemous Verses," in particular, are the most notable tracks, in terms of brutality. Both tunes also showcase Convulse as a band way ahead of their time, with a balance of song structure and skull-crushing riffage that would give Dismember and Entombed a run for their money. This remastered and repackaged reissue also features the tracks from Convulse's underground classic Resuscitation of Evilness demo. (Relapse)