Here's an early copy of our review for "Apostles of the Apocalypse". Enjoy!
Malicious Damage - Apostles of the Apocalypse
Independent - 2008
Allowing me a third crack at their wares, Malicious Damage comes back full fucking force with "Apostles of the Apocalypse". As always seen in previous albums, "Apostles of the Apocalypse" is saturated with free thinking propaganda, awesome cover art, heavy grooves and absolute brutality. What it is missing however is the manic fluctuations between genres. Malicious Damage proceeds with a straight forward heavy metal approach. If Pantera had a social conscience, they would have kicked as much ass as Malicious Damage. And if Malicious Damage would grind, they’d be Napalm Death. (Yep, they’re that fucking good!) “Apostles...” is pretty much an ode to the American government and how it’s leading the world down the shitter. (In fact, the beginning letter to each track spells out the word “government”) Lyrically, “Apostles...” is written intelligently with obvious research going into each topic. Everything from mind control (R.F.I.D.), to Totalitarianism (Totalitarian) and everything in-between is covered. Musically, this album is about as solid as you can get. The driving beats go from start to finish with some of the catchiest guitar riffs around accompanying them. And of course, Josh is still here to lead the attack with his patented “fuck the lies” roar! Wrap it all up with a pretty bow and I call it Malicious Damage’s best album to date! - :) CS E-MetalSpace.