New CD 2004 on Pathos Productions 30 minutes of breakneck speed, brutal vocals, and disgusting slams!!!
THE definition of MASS DEATH!"We had to wait five long years for the new Teratism's album. That's a pity that the band which is one of the leaders of Death Metal Scene in MA didn't release the new material earlier but "Service for the Damned" was worth waiting. Teratism delivers 28 minutes of Death Metal that has many features typical for Extreme Metal from the East Coast. It's fast, brutal and technical music which will please the fans of Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Anoxia, Dehumanized or Goratory. The common feature of these bands is also intensity, and Teratism is not the exception. Three tracks, "Still Life", "Disturbing The Colony" and "104" last more than 5 minutes. They prove how good composers are Teratism's members. These tracks have many tempo changes and varied riffing, and they present the ambitious vision of musical extremity combined with a very good musicianship. Also shorter tracks have no weak points. "Service for the Damned" is better album than the band's self-released debut "The Human Animal Preserved" (1999). The new tracks have more interesting structures and more effective riffing. They are also more aggressive and more violent: the change that I can only praise. I can't say a bad word about the old material for I really like its brutality, however, it's relatively simpler music and less original than "Service for the Damned". Five years after "The Human Animal Preserved" Teratism is more matured band and that progression is well audible. Comparing these two albums we can observe how good band becomes very good band. There's one more thing worth underlying. Teratism's new album was released by Pathos Productions. In the late 90's they were one of the most promising US independent record labels so good to see them back in action." -Metal Side Webzine