Benediction Organized Chaos

British veterans Benediction, longstanding leaders of a pack of bands that are signed, recipients of a fair amount of promotion, but are unable to come up with the musical goods required to take them to the next level, and Organized Chaos continues Benediction’s tinkering with mediocrity. Sounding like a cross between Bolt Thrower and mid-period Napalm Death, with a bouncy punk edge, they’re reasonably listenable but soon squander their improving status by dragging their simplistic death metal through songs that average five excruciating minutes. Aarrgghh! (Nuclear Blast)