MACARONI "A Gift For Corpse"
Thailand's death Metal band MACARONI unveiled their latest full length "A Gift For Corpse", which I think is a self-financed release. Had a brief encounter previously with the album "Cremation" before, but so brief that I can't decide on a logical conclusion for it. Courtesy of Grundar Production which is the official distributor for their albums in Malaysia, this well presented CD flew over into my battered player. MACARONI stands for death Metal, no doubt; but instead of bowing towards the brutal tenacity of the genre, they opted for the slower, mid-paced heaviness. The blast is there, but not as overpowering, so to say. They appear whenever the needs be, as MACARONI keeps the composition flows in check with heavy riffages more than anything else. They stop and start as the songs intended, and at times this distract my focus on the listening. Add up bits and pieces of creativity in the arrangements, then you will have a complete control of them. The productions aid the heaviness well indeed. And MACARONI did tries to make the journey varied, so to say. The duration is a bit too long for my senses, but perhaps those variations will help you on this. The Siamese growlings tend to appear exotic too. As I praise the heaviousity, I missed that hard hitting, spitting venom in your face kind of impact though.