Originally written by Ryan Plunkett
When looking at title such as The Will to Kill, you just have this feeling in your gut that you know this album is going to kick your ass. Thankfully, Malevolent Creation does not disappoint.
With a career spanning over 10 years and persevering through massive line-up changes, Malevolent Creation is still as strong as ever and as brutal as their beginning in Buffalo, New York. Sure, they may be doing nothing new, but frankly, I don’t give a damn, because this is one solid blood-soaked slab of metal.
As soon as you hear that first crushing riff in the title track, you know you’re in for a roller coaster ride through hell. Shear brutality, unbridled speed, and blisteringly fast solos, is there anything else you could ask for in a death metal album?
Kyle Symons, the newest addition to the group, has a brutal death growl, not to mention an ear piercing scream that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end. Rob Barret and Malevolent Creation founder Phil Fasciana handle their axes quite well, with some very stand out riffs, not to mention you get a bad-ass solo from guitar god James Murphy on the track “Assassin Squad”.
The album is well produced and very solid. The lyrics, as you can guess by looking at the title of the album, are in typical death metal fashion: filled with raging violence, and as with most other death metal bands, come across as rather generic. Other then that this is a very solid release by Malevolent Creation with new vokillist Kyle being a welcomed addition to the crew.
I’ll be banging my head to these tunes for some time to come. The Will to Kill is flowing through the veins of the Ravenous One.