Spirit Of Rebellion – Time For Global Refusal
As “Time For Global Refusal” continues, one might get a little tired of the rather monotone death roars and miss those varied elements that were present earlier. However, the vocals work pretty well for death metal fare; the only downside is that for those who enjoy death metal enough is that it isn’t really anything new for fans to enjoy when groups like Cannibal Corpse or Deicide employ the same style of vocals over and over again. As far as the instrumentation go, the group switches between fast, pummeling tracks like ‘Unsilenced Inquirer’ that are sure to be circle pit starters, and then switch to the more groove oriented pieces like ‘The Barren Hordes’ that feature the riffs and melodies that really get stuck in the listeners’ head. Some tracks like ‘Bow To None’ try to blend the two together, but don’t feature the groove elements enough and let the faster, more thunderous tones take over. For those who like death metal relentless, this is right up their alley.
For new listeners who have no experience with death metal, this album is a great listen as it at least opens with a variety of death styles and then melds more towards brutal death metal with hints of black metal in between. For those who have followed Spirit Of Rebellion for some time or have been enjoying death metal for years, this album may be more of skip around by track till one finds a riff that really hooks them or hear something new-ish from the group. “Time For Global Refusal” may not spark the death metal revolution one needs, but it certainly is loud enough to make one pay attention and not feel quite bored with the record altogether. It is certainly for fans who like their music polished but without any frills or hints of mercy.
2.5 / 5 METAL