FAITHXTRACTOR “Contempt For A Failed Dimension”

By Dr. Abner Mality

A hammer blow of pure American death metal is delivered courtesy of this Ohio duo. I’ve seen these guys play live and that’s where they really shine. As strong as this mini-album is, the stage is their domain. I can attest that Zdenka Prado is possibly the most bestial female growler on the planet, too.

This comes straight at you like a guillotine blade, with echoes of classic MORBID ANGEL, DEICIDE, CANNIBAL CORPSE and SUFFOCATION. The prevailing speed is cyclonic, but not to the point where you can’t pick up on the riffing. And it’s the riffing where FAITHXTRACTOR kills. Every track here has got strong ones to kick you in the balls, but I’d say the longer tunes “Revenge Void Asphyxia” and “On Every Breath, a Curse” have the best. And again, the grunts and growls of Zdenka rival those of any male singer out there.

It wraps up with an effective SEPULTURA cover, but at the end of the day, you are left hungering for more, because this release is pretty short and can’t be considered a full album. But if it’s the pure unadulterated filth of prime American death metal you seek, this is a strong effort.