This is the Warfare from Mexico, not to be confused with any of the other ten thousand bands out there with the same name. Um’ Maarak starts off fast and furious and doesn’t slow down at all until the last song is over. The riffing is a bit on the Thrashy side but the speed that they operate at doesn’t allow that to sink in very well. This is one blast beat after another, and structurally could be a single song played over and over again. Every track is an unrelenting assault -the same unrelenting assault- from the start to the finish; a hail of blasting drums, ultra fast riffs and rancid vocals. By now, you should see what the fatal flaw in this band’s album is: it’s too much of the same thing with no variation from their one-trick formula. These guys need to change things up a bit once in a while to throw in some variety. I’m not asking them to turn into Cradle of Filth or Yob for one song, but a little diversity in their sound would do Warfare a world of good.
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