BRUTAL DEATH METAL | CALIFORNIA/ USA
RELEASED ON 22.10.2012 BY HAMMERHEART RECORDS
‘Rare Tracks’ is a compilation album of exactly that. A collection of songs by American Brutal Death Metal outfit VILE that are previously unreleased and with a few instrumental and live tracks thrown into the mix for good measure. Since 1996 Vile have been ploughing the Death Metal seed in the field of Extreme Metal and have built up quite the reputation along the way. Opening things up with ‘Surgery’ Vile quickly lay their cards flat on the table and reveal their obsession with gore soaked lyrics and thundering crust laden riffs. If violence in music is your thing, then Vile are right up your blood soaked alley and whilst at times the guitars don’t quite flow in sync with the drumming, the heavy venomous nature of Vile still wins out. For the most part Vile create huge crushing riff-age and team this with bludgeoning drum work as well as malicious growled vocals of an extremely hostile nature.
If you have tuned into this release for a sense of variety and deep meaningful moods and atmospheres then your in the wrong bar! Vile churn out song after song of blistering hatred, out right brutality and a high level of deviant mental unbalance! It’s not overly to my tastes if I’m honest and I do find the same things over and over to grow tiresome, but for a no holds barred dose of old school Death Metal this collection of rarities really does grab you by the throat! [6.5/10 – LUKE HAYHURST]