Exumer - Rising From
The Sea (Disaster)
Fast, heavy, crunchy, noisy, Slayer-inspired, German thrash metal. "Rising from the Sea" is the band's sophmore release and featured a new singer in Paul Arakari, who has a similar tone and style to Tom Araya. "Winds of Death" reminded me slightly of Slayer's "Angel of Death" as it starts off with a similar falsetto scream as on the Slayer song. That is not to say the music is a rip-off of this song though. Actually, starting from the first note right through to the last note of "Ascension Day" the speed, intensity and chaotic riffs never let up. "Are You Deaf?" reminded me of Nuclear Assault with it's mix of insanely fast punk and metal. This song actually manages to take the intensity level up a notch for the rest of the album. In conclusion what we have here is one of those lost thrash metal gems that is unforutunately buried forever in obscurity due to the fact that the CD came and went out of print almost as quickly as in was released. The Disaster (10007) version of this CD is very rare. This CD was reissued by High Vaultage Records with three bonus demo tracks.