The Pestilence


Metal maniacs, rejoice! I am proud to present to you: CENTINEX; signed via Agonia Records, […]
March 25, 2022
Centinex - The Pestilence album cover

Metal maniacs, rejoice! I am proud to present to you: CENTINEX; signed via Agonia Records, hailing from Swedish grounds - performing Death Metal, on their 7th EP entitled: "The Pestilence" (released April 1st, 2022). Since formation in 1990; the quartet in question have a vast legacy of diabolical Death Metal mayhem at their disposal, 3 Demos, 7 EPs, 3 Splits, 1 Split Video, 1 Compilation, 1 Single and 11 Full-length Albums in their discography so far. I am introduced to their 7th EP entitled: "The Pestilence", 5 tracks ranging at around 17:29 - CENTINEX arrange an intricately designed formula on some heavy-hitting Death Metal developments.

Opening up with all guns blazing; "Armageddon" fires all cylinders with trailblazing blitzkrieg, a boisterously bouncy frenzy barrages eardrums with thrashy momentum & sonically seamless snares that rumble with trembling reverberation. Nothing but an agility in grinding slays thud with sturdy meatiness & wildly rushing sharpness that stomps with rambunctiously piledriving solidity, as hammering drummer Florian Rehn batters his set with steely precision, sulfurous substance surges amongst a blistering punch of jumpy weightiness which will stampede your soul towards oblivion in no time. Also consisting of front man vocalist Henrik Andersson; a guttural foundation in throaty raspiness soars with gritty cords, grunting pipes roar with shouty yells & savage bellows in which rage with extreme authority. An aggressive belter in "Evil Is Evil" clobbers speakers with rampantly rompy zeal, where volatile rips tears with profusely robust stability & synergetic rhythms that just make me want to break chairs over other chairs, bashfully like a madman out running amok as an insane berserker would.

Jörgen Kristensen on guitars also frets with rapidly swift organics in dexterously dynamic technicality, thumping out revving yet scouring laceration - a killer yet quaking contrast chugs and gallops with rollicking density. A groovy conundrum in "Tremble In Fear" distills a catchy aesthetic in flamboyant gnarliness, as distorted harmony chops immensely with frolicking distinction and chunky heft. Striking with viciously ominous pursuit, this relentless yet profusely robust tightness revels with rifting calamity and evil empowering embodiments in radical wickedness amongst a flexible fundamental in heat fueled finesse. Overall concluding "The Pestilence" with the finale banger "Torture"; this riveting remedy mounts with towering mayhem in hastefully hostile speediness, steamrolling with audible bass furocity from Martin Schulman who flickers his axe with strong but bludegeoning adrenaline and amplified complexity.

Bottom line; CENTINEX are Death Metal veterans for a reason, they continue flying the flag of death for more manifestations of mettle throttling enjoyability. An experience worthy of spinning & replaying, should you fancy a fix of energetic but deathly yet monstrous brutality. A grandeur discovery in which makes me want to keep these guys in mind for future releases, offering a healthy dose in this subgenre with persistent perseverance & professional firepower equality - "The Pestilence" will surely start your day off right with this versatile vehemence on unique ultilizations of Death Metal barbarity. Do check it out!

9 / 10

Almost Perfect








"The Pestilence" Track-listing:

1. Armageddon
2. Evil Is Evil
3. Tremble In Fear
4. Torture
5. Afraid Of The Light

Centinex Lineup:

Martin Schulman - Bass
Jörgen Kristensen - Guitars
Henrik Andersson - Vocals
Florian Rehn - Drums

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