iCrusher Complete

While there is an element of padding to iCrusher Complete (the merging of previously-released iCrusher 1 and 2) in order to flesh-out its boasts of being a double-disc, the inclusion of audio tracks from the likes of December, Ephel Duath, the Haunted and more certainly does give a strong overview of just how influential Earache Records has been in bringing extreme metal to the masses over the past decade. Sticking closely to their post-1989 catalogue, save for footage from Carcass, Napalm Death and Entombed, this compilation features live material and official videos showing Mortiis, Morbid Angel, the Berzerker and more in their prime. Oscillating between questionable and professional production values, the reality and sincerity of the bands captured is admirable, even if watching hairy dudes yell at other hairy dudes grows old by the second viewing. (Earache)