Voluryon-Coordinated Mutilation (United Gutteral)
Indeed, Borlange’s Volturyon-a take on the mighty Japanese anime hero Voltron, perhaps?-drinketh not from the chalice of the Stockholm or Gothenburg sounds, but instead seem to very much embrace the Florida and NYDM scenes of our own U.S. of A. Riffing out on mosh parts and double kick Cannibal Corpse-isms, Coordinated Mutilation is nevertheless extremely enjoyable and blood-boiling in its vitriolic intensity.
This is primarily due to guitarists Andreas Olander and Johan Gustafsson, whose crisp, tight riffing style remains a catchy proposition throughout, never delving too deep into its own collective arse of ‘brutality’ for brutality’s sake. This gives Coordinated Mutilation a fresh feel, similar to that of Norwegians Blood Red Throne, in that the songwriting always remains Volturyon’s center of importance.
This cannot be overstated, and drummer Christian “Crille” Netzell is only too happy to keep this lock-step in line with his expert mastery of the double kick, reigning in each song with his tremendous ability and skill. Rare is it for a band this relatively young to have such a strong compositional grasp, but Volturyon does indeed have all of ‘The Right Stuff” when it comes to unleashing pure hell and death metal majesty here on Coordinated Mutilation.
This record is a clear winner, and deserves the attention of all modern death metal maniacs post-haste.
Written by MetalGeorge