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Consuming Impulse [Import]

PestilenceAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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listen  8. Deify Thy Master 4:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 13, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B000008JET
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,373 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Swedish edition of the Dutch death metal act's 1989 album.Roadrunner.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a jewel is unearthed... July 23, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Finally, after I don't know how many years of unavailablity, Pestilence's 2nd senses shattering disc is available for the unaquainted. Not being a huge fan of their debut cd ("Malleus Malficarum"), I bought this on cd format(!), in mid 1990, along with Possessed's "Beyond the Gates" and Exodus' "Bonded By Blood" (the cd frenzy got to me big time as I re-bought everything that was available on cd format). To put it mildly, I was blow away by the band's agressiveness, compostion skills, and by Martin Van Drunen's quite inhuman vocal roar. Other than Death and Obituary, there weren't very many vocalists quite like Martin. His voice was on of a rabid grizzly bear, bellowing and quite nerve wracking, but at the same time his phrasing was excellent and the lyrics (which were way ahead of their time) quite clear. And the songs! "Deify Thy Master", "Chronic Infection", and "Out Of the Body" are tremendous, straight ahead death metal classics, with a dose of technicality and wild, improvisational/jazz-like soloing. Each song hit you like a slab of concrete; hard, fast and with deadly intentions.
It's hard to imagine that this monstrous cd is 11 years old now, but like fine wine, this cd just gets better with time. Their follow-up disc was the even better "Testimony of the Ancients", a dizzing array of death metal, fused with jazzy rhythms and containing magnificent musical interludes between each song. A fabulous testament to a very influential and very creative band. Let's see some record company put out re-issues of Exciter, Razor and Purgatory. Long live the underground (and the Great Thrash Movement of the 80's!).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GET THEM OUT OF MY BODY! July 17, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Wow, this was more than slightly disturbing on first listen all those years ago! Such was the anguish and pain in Martin Van Drunen's voice as he squeezed out these strangled words; it was almost possible to believe there was a colony of er... cockroaches or maggots living inside him. It put a chill up my spine anyway...
In 'Consuming Impulse', Pestilence created their greatest, most complete album, successfully marrying the primitive brutality of their previous effort 'Maleus Maleficarum' with the technicality of their later releases.
While this was Pestilence's second album, the band was still constantly learning about dynamics and how to play their instruments. This album predates the blast beat cliché, but Pestilence could hit the turbocharger when needed, judiciously using faster passages, accenting the mid-paced sections. This was incredibly heavy for it's time, as guitarists Patrick Mameli and Patrick Uterwijk (classy first names there!) had developed a technique playing in tandem where they would let a chord ring on at the end of a riff, creating some chunky harmonics as the guitar sounds merged. Not being a musician, I don't know if this is a technically accurate description of what they were doing, but as a Death Metal fan, I do know it makes your hair stand on end!
Lyrically, Pestilence showed a good grasp of English for a Dutch band, but a lack of imagination in subject matter. They fell back on the trusty old faithfuls of gore, God, and doing nasty things to people. The previously mentioned "Out Of The Body" and lead off track "Dehydration" are probably the most convincingly executed.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By robotiq
Format:MP3 Music
Pestilence played blistering, vital death metal for one album only. This is a bracing, poisonous record, mixing the uncontrollable extreme thrash of 'Reign in Blood' with the detuned pummelling of 'Scream Bloody Gore'. Deranged screams of audible agony bellow out macabre portraits of death, whilst maniacal, torturous leads are threaded through punishing hypnotic rhythms.

Foremost, this is an intense, frightening experience to numb the senses, but it also possesses surprising subtlety. 'Consuming Impulse' is actually far more progressive than the overly calculated 'Testimony of the Ancients'. The songs here are dense, complex, and make creative use of keyboards and effects; the break in 'The Trauma' showing a clear precursor to Norwegian Black Metal. Of course, it is also far more entertaining; 'Out of the Body' is utterly incredible. Four and a half minutes of unrestrained chaos, a string of devastating riffs and solos, with lyrics matching the harrowing cover art.

The production is perfect; clear but tough and jagged, perfectly capturing the band's old school thrashing fury inside a barrage of newfound death metal heaviness. This gives it a harsh feel that sets it apart from the muddier sounds of their Florida contemporaries. `Consuming Impulse' is more relentless than 'Leprosy', more intricate than 'Deicide', more consistent than 'Slowly We Rot' and more fun than 'Altars of Madness'. If Pestilence had been from Florida, this would be in your collection already.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UNSURPASSED! October 23, 2010
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I'll keep this simple. This is one of the greatest albums ever made! It's not only heavy and fast, but the musicianship is fantastic. There's hundreds of bands that play fast and heavy, but mostly the resulting songs are interchangable crap. Pestilence performs death metal at its highest level. If you don't get this album you're cheating yourself. It seriously is comparable to other classics like Reign in Blood or Carcass's Necroticism album. Amazing!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Album
I recommend this album to anyone thats a fan of Death Metal. One of the best Death Metal band outside of the U.S.
Published 19 months ago by Kevin
5.0 out of 5 stars An Overwhelming Assault
Pestilence's second album, "Consvming Impvlse" (as it says on the cover haha), is a vicious swarm full of energy and riffs. Read more
Published on August 24, 2009 by Orphan of Sickness
5.0 out of 5 stars Why did these guys break up?
With so much garbage music out there today, it would be refreshing to see a Pestilence reunion.
As for Consuming? Fast, heavy, brutal, MEMORABLE!!! Read more
Published on June 6, 2008 by Brian Nallick
4.0 out of 5 stars A welcome kick to the head
If you're looking for swift, unrelenting, well produced death/thrash metal..look no further. Although I am a big fan of Testimony of the Ancients this disc has a much rougher,... Read more
Published on January 18, 2007 by Kevin W. Connerty
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
This CD is really intense, that is, if you're a fan of amazing thrash metal. Unlike most thrash metal, there are so many varying elements that keep the music switched up, yet in a... Read more
Published on April 13, 2006 by Earcandy
5.0 out of 5 stars Dehydrated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
Hell yes this is brutal! I agree with all the other reviews on here... if you are a death metal fan, it is mandatory that it be in your collection. Read more
Published on March 19, 2006 by Brutal Killer 420
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Simply one of the most underrated bands and albums ever. This is a great mix of death/thrash metal and I love the anguished, hoarse vocals. Read more
Published on February 26, 2006 by Ren Hoek
5.0 out of 5 stars Word Up...
I just have to say "Mad Props" to the others who Rated this CD. The secret is out...This Album IS, without a doubt...One of THE best Death Metal Albums ever made! Read more
Published on June 29, 2003 by Infernal
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 yr. old music still rocks today
This is one of my all time favorite albums. I love Pestilence's style and would recommend this album to any Death Metal fan (Of course you can't be much of a fan if you're just... Read more
Published on March 3, 2003 by Filthytruth
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Brutal Release In Death Metal History
This is, without question, the MOST BRUTAL music I've ever heard. It's more brutal than "Scream Bloody Gore" from Death, and that's almost untouchable in my book.... Read more
Published on May 23, 2001 by Masked Jackal
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