Faust Again The Trial

Faust Again The Trial

Formed in 1999, Poland's Faust Again are one of metal's hidden gems, and they aren't receiving the recognition they deserve. For those not too fond of a lot of unnecessary bullshit in their death metal/hardcore, such as overused keyboards, harmonies, singers who think they can sing/growl but can't, pick up The Trial, which is, dare I say, a gritty, bare-bones, raw but professionally produced kick-ass album. If front-man Marcin Pysora is never recognized for his bottomless, gravelly roar (he sounds like Asphyx's Martin van Drunen, but younger and healthier) it would be a damn shame. It is the unrelenting tension he brings to "The Fountain," which stays with the listener until the epic "The End," that makes Faust Again's third full-length a definite contender for heavy rotation. (Bastardized)