ACID DEATH – Random’s Manifest (Re-issue 2016)
A few months after the release of ACID DEATH’s new full length album, the band decided to re-release some of its older material and more particularly their debut and sophomore albums. The presentation for their debut “Pieces of Mankind” is already online so you can check it out if you want and it’s more thorough since it contains some more information regarding the band and their past. This one, for their sophomore work, will be more to the point and entirely concentrated on the album itself.
So, “Random’s Manifest” was originally released in 2000 through Black Lotus Records and three years after “Pieces of Mankind”. Although the band has remained loyal to their progressive death/thrash metal approach the evolution and improvement on all aspects are more than obvious. This album is more death metal compared to the previous work showing greater emphasis on the extreme parts of ACID DEATH’s music. The music is still complex and elaborate but it’s clearer and more direct if you know what I mean. The comparison to bands like DEATH, ATHEIST, CYNIC are still valid and can help you understand the path “Random’s Manifest” follows. A great album no doubt and personally I have to say I like it a lot more than “Pieces of Mankind”. As with the other re-issue, this too has been re-mastered by the band’s mastermind Savvas Betinis and also contains two bonus tracks taken from their “Promo Sample 1998” unreleased tape. “Random’s Manifest” is an album that every technical death metal enthusiast should check out!