Genocide - _Breaking Point_
(Musica Alternativa, 1999)
by: Pedro Azevedo (7 out of 10)
Intensive touring within Portugal, two demo tape releases (that I know of) and a 1994 self-titled debut album explain why Genocide are so well known in the Portuguese metal scene. Now, nine years after being formed, Genocide strike back with _Breaking Point_ -- and they haven't given up on their death/grind. Well played and produced, _Breaking Point_ is certainly quite a landmark in Genocide's long career, and the music it contains comes from a band who certainly seem to know what they're doing. On _Breaking Point_, Genocide actively seek to add elements that may be able to increase their music's variety, and they do achieve that to a certain degree, despite the relatively frequent Brutal Truth-isms. The fact is that at least most of the music here must have been waiting to be put on CD for a long time and Genocide's delivery is intense and ready to be unleashed live, something they do quite well. _Breaking Point_, while not exactly innovative, isn't a redundant album, either, featuring some rather interesting material and certainly sounding like it was carefully planned and executed.

Contact: Musica Alternativa, Rua da Republica da Bolivia 75-B,

(article published 9/12/1999)

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