Feast Eternal - _Prisons of Flesh_
(Independent, 1999)
by: Alex Cantwell (8 out of 10)
This band is definitely not for the elitist, art/prog metal people, and although I too embrace the flood of creative and different metal that the scene is currently experiencing, sometimes I just need some full-on death metal and Michigan's Feast Eternal have totally kicked my rump with their debut CD. Most assuredly, _Prisons of Flesh_ will fit right in with one's Bolt Thrower collection, and is a huge progression from their lacklustre demo of several years back. Feast Eternal use the simple formula of downtuned, chugging riffs, low register growling and double bass to get their point across, and they use it to their advantage because they do it so well. A blast beat surfaces in "Of Service and Suffering" a few times and sounds killer with the tremolo guitar picking, setting this song apart from the others, which move along at a steady pace for the most part. They are also not afraid to pick through real chords, instead of relying solely on power chord riffage, but that same intense riffing almost ruptured my bowels several times while listening. An added note: these three guys look like they have been through the line at a "feast eternal"; not to rip on the lads, though, because who would want to see some 90 pound mamby pambies playing crushing death metal in a band called Feast Eternal?

Contact: Feast Eternal, P.O. Box 88, Grawn, Michigan, 49637, USA

(article published 12/10/1999)

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