ACID DEATH – Promo 2011

I got to know ACID DEATH back in a few years back, when their last full-length album “Random’s Manifest” fell right into my hands after a rampage in several record stores. The band actually released this album and split up a year later. Not long ago, I heard that ACID DEATH were reuniting. The band was actually reactivated to be more precise since only two of the original members play in here.

The line up now features the original vocalist/bassist Savvas Betinis along with original guitar player Dennis Kostopoulos, while adding drummer Kostas Alexakis (KINETIC) and Gus K as a second guitarist. I had the chance to see the band performing live during its first reunion gig, and I just couldn’t help but laying my hands on this promo CD that the band was giving away for free.

Recorded, mixed & mastered at Savvas’ own SIA Recordings, this 3 track promo contains two brand new songs, while also a re-recorded version of “Apathy Murders Hope” which was originally in the band’s same titled 1993 EP. “Convict 655321” continues ACID DEATH’s Progressive Death/Thrash Metal tradition with technical guitar riffs and groovy breaks, with “Crossing The Line” following the same pattern. The re-recorded track needs no comments since you get an ACID DEATH “classic” fully renovated with heavier sound and the band in an obviously good mood.

If you are into the classic Progressive Death/Thrash sound and bands like SADUS and ATHEIST then you should definitely check these guys out! I’ll be waiting for a full-length move for sure.