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Criminal Element - Career Criminal
It is an honour for me to review this disc, because this is not your everyday death metal release. You can almost see it as an all-star death metal band, because all members have a rich and influential history with death metal. A must-have for every person who says he loves death metal for sure.
We have Dying Fetus vocalist Vince Matthews, Suffocation guitarist Terence Hobbs, Derek Boyer (Suffocation, Vital Remains, Dying Fetus) on bass, Joe Cincotta from Catastrophic on guitar and finally Rob Maresca from Pyrexia and Catastrophic on drums. Also there are some backing vocals from Chris Yuastella from Eternal Ruin and on one track we also have the infamous Frank Mullen from Suffocation on backing vocals. And if that doesn’t convince you, then fuck off and listen to something gay!
The music consists of grooving brutal US death metal, as you might have expected by now, and besides the rather dull production it is a very nice release to listen to. Eight reasonably short songs that contain the elements of the bandmembers’ backgrounds. Some lyrics were even written by death metal smart guy Jason Netherton (Misery Index, Dying Fetus), to make it even more all-stars. The artwork is very nice too, almost comic-book like, only with a death metal twist. What more can I say, get this shit!
Fans of Dying Fetus, Suffocation, Napalm Death and Terrorizer will be very happy with this album. I’d like to end this review with a part of the bio; ‘old school, new school, fuck school….grind your mind!’ They said it!
Criminal Element - Career Criminal
85/1001Details Emetic Records
Released on Monday Oct 23rd, 2006
Death Metal

Writer @DemonDust on Monday Oct 23rd, 2006

Tags: #Criminal Element
Tracklisting 1. Bitch Slapped
2. Career Criminal
3. Kirking Out
4. Dysfunctional
5. Waking The Corpses
6. Fleeing And Alluding
7. Blind Rosery
8. Charges Pending
Line up Vince Mattews- Vocals
Derek Boyer- Bass
Terrance Hobbs- Guitar
Chris Yuastella- Vocals
Rob Maresca- Drums
Joe Cincotta- Guitar