Hailing from Belo Horizonte, Brazil and emerging from piles of rotting corpses is Colt.45. Dragging up with them from the pile of fetid bodies is their new release titled Extinction. Extinction consists of twelve tracks of the utmost brutality, and their only goal is to wipe you off of the face of the planet. The only moments of reprieve that you actually get while listening to this brain blasting album are the shorter tracks that come in at eighteen and thirty-two seconds. Other than that you get subjected to gut ripping and raw brutality that pummels you into an early grave.
From beginning to end Colt.45 does a great job of holding a blow torch to your head and not letting you escape until they have successfully eviscerated you. Extinction is grinding madness that just never quits, and as soon as you press play you need to be ready for an onslaught. Colt.45 bursts out of the gate with incredible intensity and with a mission to quench their blood thirst, stack up as many bodies as possible and sever as many heads as they can; and within the first couple of minutes the body count seems to be astounding.
There isn’t anything within this release that could make you think that this is anything but death metal. Extinction is pure and visceral death metal through and through that revels in your horror and decimates just about everything that is in its path. The cover art shows what this album is capable of and the title of Extinction is a pretty appropriate name. As soon as you press play, Colt.45 wreaks havoc and even gets you to go on a rampage of your own.
Colt.45 provides you with headbanging goodness all throughout the album, and as a matter of fact they make you headbang until you head is severed from your neck. There is a lot of brain bashing material on this album which gives Colt.45 enough time to shred you to pieces with their entirely brutalizing and pulverizing sound. These death dealers leave you soaked in blood and viscera after a full listen, and even then you still feel compelled to press play again and pick up where your murderous rampage left off.
Through out Extinction your throat gets slit with razor sharp devastating riffs only to have your bones cracked by blistering drums and your spinal chord severed by buzzing bass lines. To further supplement the sheer brutality are the vocals that transition between screeching highs and throat ripping lows. All twelve tracks feature devastating musicianship, raw vocals, great production and most of all, each song is injected with enough brutality to go around.
This album is solid and is fueled by gore and set on a path of devastation. For any fans of purely brain melting death metal, you can’t go wrong with Extinction.
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The monument in the background on the cover album is called Praça Sete de Setembro Obelisk and is a tourist attraction in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the home town of Colt.45.