DEMOLITION was put together
back in '96 with the idea of forming a melodic thrash metal band. Two years
later their debut album "… In The Beginning" was released - as well
as distributed by own label DN Records - and looking at the numbers of selling
(1000 CD's) it indicated potential. Due to this underground acknowledgement,
great opportunities took place quite soon in the beginning. Opening for various
(inter)national fucks - such as ANNIHILATOR, DESTRUCTION, DEW-SCENTED, HOLY
MOSES, KREATOR, OVERKILL, MANOWAR, MERCYFUL FATE, SAXON and SODOM - were a few
to mention. This list goes on… It's no surprise the reputation of DEMOLITION
went sky high at that time, but it's also deserved thanks to the dedication of
the band. The only change within the line-up ever took place just before
preparations of the third album on the screams. "Existence" is the
title of this release and was recorded at Studio Exponent last year.
No bull shit! Raw distorted guitars and a suitable tempo comes forth to
introduce DEMOLITION' latest. The similarity of the production of IN
FLAMES' "The Jester Race" came to mind when the first passages flew by.
This means extremely well balanced instruments with a heavy dose of quite the
same style of them Swedes. Coming back to the sound aspect, both the solo guitar
and the snare could've used small boost in volume when listening to "Existence"
over and over again, but this is just a minor con. 'Third Of Nine'
impressiveness is set back as the next track begins. More aggressive paste is
put in DEMOLITION' work of art called 'Necromancer'. You can relate this
to the old school thrash styles of SODOM and KREATOR. A short passage of some
WWII glorious national marching is put at the end. Austria is close to the
Germans border aye! When looking at the rest of the setlist, these two main
influences are at hand on "Existence". More terrorizing assaults are
without a doubt 'Mankind's Bleeding', 'Thermal Detonator' and 'No Regrets'.
These babies should be heard live to ram each other to pulp. Furthermore, the
nice booklet unfolds the band' feeling towards modern society and that of course
always interesting. A typical TESTAMENT point of view when reading the lyrics.
Mature thrash music, which has great structure and variety to keep the sphere
interesting throughout the album. Supervised by powerful amps and bonecrushing
drums "Existence" present DEMOLITION 2004. Next year DEMOLITION
will be performing on several festivals around their lands. This is definitely a
band worthy enough a witness live and therefore advise is given to check their
website out if they will have a blast near your hometown.