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I don’t get a lot of time or opportunities to listen to music that isn’t extreme metal. I’m no expert at ‘punk’ music, either. (I hate using ‘labels’ too, by the way). I spend most my time listening to extreme metal, so hearing this ultra-violent and streetwise release from Sweden’s Warvictims, ‘Domedagen’, was a welcome variation. As you may expect, if you are familiar with ‘D-Beat’, ‘Domedagen’ doesn’t explore any new frontiers, it just kicks your ass in under 23 minutes without wasting time with melody or feel changes. If you have heard Discharge then you know the drill.

It is funny how music this extreme gets overlooked by so many in the metal community. How many ‘metal’ bands draw influence from this style of music? Think about it…the descendants of Philthy Phil alone are countless! Sure, you may enjoy the Misfits or Dead Kennedys but those guys are candy-asses compared to Warvictims.

- - Earth part 2 (21/06/2010)
There are assorted guitar solos that basically go nowhere other than into another killer riff while the vocals attack without rest. Most songs are under a minute long and contain anti-war-related subject matter. Like I said before, this one breaks ribs, not musical boundaries.

The production of ‘Domedagen’ is decent enough to be intelligible and still raw and crusty enough to harness the aggressive sound that Warvictims is known for. While not nearly noisy enough to be considered ‘bestial’, there is a similar attitude present on ‘Domedagen’ that can only be expressed with a less-than-perfect record production.

25 minutes later, I give it another listen. So in an hour, I have heard enough for a day or so. I’ll listen again and soon. This is one of those bands that you play for a friend or two because you know they haven’t heard it and it is heavier than whatever bullshit they are currently listening to.

- - Earth part 1 (21/06/2010)
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D-beat isn’t exactly the most progressive of styles, so anyone familiar with the classics (Discharge, Anti-Cimex, the Varukers) pretty much knows what they're getting here. For those who aren't familiar with d-beat, it's a crusty form of hardcore, built upon Discharge's framework, which is to say that it's furious anarcho-punk at heart with its Motorhead-loving metallic influences clearly visible on its patch-riddled sleeve. It’s angry; it’s fast; it’s raw, and it’s ragged and ferocious, and it’s fun.

Warvictims hails from Sweden, having released a surprising number of 7-inches, splits and two full-lengths thusfar in their less-than-four-year existence. The band was formed in tribute to the glory days of d-beat, both those classics I mentioned above and also the likes of Avskum, Mob 47, Totalitar and Disfear. Domedagen has a more modern crunch than some of its earliest forebears, a thickness and a power owed both to more modern influences and to more modern production techniques (although this is far from shiny or slick), a hefty punch that puts this firmly in line with the current leaders of the Scandinavian scene like Wolfbrigade, et al. There’s little variation in the tunes, as you’d expect—it’s just twenty-five minutes of chaos and violence, sure to put a grin on the face of any fan of the punkier side of things.

- - Earth part 2 (21/06/2010)
Most of the tunes are in Swedish, which I regrettably do not speak, but given the few English titles on hand ("The Aftermath Of A Nuclear War," "The Face Of Extinction," "They Gave Us A War"), plus the album art of a soldier atop tanks and planes, I’m going to assume that the lyrics center around the usual suspects of death, destruction, and devastation. "Domedagen" itself means "doomsday"—that much I do know, thanks to the Nasum track of the same name. Challe’s vocals stick to a low, chesty bellow, at times reminiscent of Barney Greenway of Napalm Death, and the guitar tone is brilliantly stout, with some cool leadwork buried in the mix.

Warvictims isn’t trying to make history—they’re intentionally repeating it. They’re paying homage to their influences, with some modern tricks in the mix for good measure, and they’re doing it all very well. Recommended for punkers, grinders, and the adventurous metalhead alike.

- - Earth
Ripping Thrash Review (17/06/2010)
Swedish D-Beat outfit 'Warvictims' are cross between Discharge and Extreme Noise Terror On speed! Their moto 'Make Noise, Not War' says it all really and if fast furious HC punk rock is not your thing this band is best avoided! For fans of HC punk will love this fourteen-track album as there's no let up whatsoever and it's fair to say that these guys must have been fucked after recording this album!! Despite being Swedish these guys belt out some of the lyrics in English and well as their native tongue. Tracks to check out include 'No Sign Of Life', 'The Face Of Extinction', 'The Aftermath Of A Nuclear War', 'Skarprattarna', 'Utplanad' sand 'Svart Regn' and 'Glimpse Of Hell'. This comes well packaged with a decent production too!

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Steve - UK (6/01/2010)
Warvictims are a band from Sweden that plays D beat style crust/grind and this is a review of their 2010 album "Domegadon".

Drums are very fast and brutal with alot of blast beats while the bass playing has a very powerful tone with alot of fast riffs and it is one of the most powerful instruments on this album.

Rhythm guitars are very fast guitar riffs that mix thrashcore, punk and grindcore together while the lead guitars are very noisy and chaotic guitar solos.

Vocals are mostly hardcore style growls mixed with some high pitched crust/grind screaming, while the lyrics are written in a mixture of English and Swedish and are about the destruction of mankind, as for the production it has a very heavy and powerful sound that captures all of the instruments.

In my opinion Warvictims are a very good D beat crust/grind band and if you are a fan of this style you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "No Sign Of Life" "The Aftermath Of A Nuclear War" "Utplanad" and "A Glimpse Of Hell". RECOMMENDED BUY.

- - Earth
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