FAITHXTRACTOR – Razing The World Of Myth

FAITHXTRACTOR - Razing The World Of Myth
  • 6/10
    FAITHXTRACTOR - Razing The World Of Myth - 6/10


Aphotic Records
Release date: February 5, 2008

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From Cincinatti, Ohio, comes a new band to rescue an old style. Faithxtractor are Ash and Marquis Thomas (the later also sings in an underground band called The Vladimirs) who play all instruments and handle vocals themselves – seems like they may have some difficulties performing live. Two demo songs written and recorded by Ash Thomas lead to the signing by the new label Aphotic records, and soon after that the album Razing The World Of Myth was recorded with only one intention: To play straight, brutal Old School Death Metal.

In a time when Traditional Death Metal gives way more and more to more sophisticated Progressive elements or incorporates Melodic or clean parts sophisticated by the Gothemburg school of Death Metal, only few bands retain this style and attitude. What is held up high still is old school Thrash, and Faithxtractor at times also exhibits some Thrashy influences during the course of Razing The World Of Myth, which becomes them.

The album contains thirteen tracks, most of them short and in-your-face. Heavy riffs, fast drumming, harsh, gutural vocals, somewhere in the spirit of old Death, Obituary, Sepultura, early Vio-Lence and eighties’ Death/Thrash Metal like Possessed. The guitar work is never monotonous, something which differentiates the album from many early Death Metal works and is the only slightly modern aspect of the whole release. Other than that and the Thrash influences, the album breathes the same air as those classic albums, and the raw, but reasonable production does its part to take one back to the good old days when this brutal style was new and the next best thing to canned beer.

This album is good fun, and even if it will probably not be the stellar highlight of one’s collection, it will be a nice change up in your collection. Therefore, it deserves two thumbs up and you need to support the underground and get the album. If you like it hard, you’re gonna love this!

If the album is not enough for you, the band recorded a split 12″ with Crucified Mortals, which is available through their Myspace site.


  • Frank Jaeger

    Frank was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio, based out of Bavaria, Germany. He has worked in the games industry for more than 20 years, now on the manufacturing side, before on the publishing end. Before this, he edited and handled the layout for a city mag in northern Germany ... maybe that is why he love being part of anything published. Frank got hooked on Metal at the age of 14 when a friend introduced him to AC/DC. They were listening to The Beatles, Madness, and The Police, and he decided they should move on. Well, they did, Back in Black became Frank's first Metal album, and since Germany is reasonably close to England, they had some small New Waves Of British Heavy Metal washing up on their shores: Tygers Of Pan Tang, Samson, Gillan, Iron Maiden, Saxon, Sweet Savage, Diamond Head, etc. If he had to pick his favorite styles, Prog and Power Metal would be at the top of the list.

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