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The Pits of Existence

by Kaos

A punishing and relentless Bay Area style Thrash Attack.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Thrash/Speed Metal
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1. Enter Insanity
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2. Bleed Some More
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3. Pits of Existence
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4. Let God Sort Them Out
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5. Blood Sacrifice
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6. Out of Time
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7. Sludge
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8. Screaming In the Mirror
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9. Tear Us Apart
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10. Soul To Give
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11. Exit Reality
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Malevolence Records

Review 1
Here is the Video/Single INTERNAL BLEEDING from our recently released EP "Validated In Blood"
... ENJOY!
http://youtu.be/qIj3hN0I2Nc?hd=1

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Review 2
Validated In Blood Video Trailer :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7Mo1GIr ... ure=colike
Enjoy !!!

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Review 3
http://www.infernalmasquerade.com/?q=reviews/002040-malevolence-records-%E2%80%93-2012-european-tour-sampler-2012 Malevolence Records – 2012 European Tour Sampler (2012) Various Artists Posted April 1st, 2012 by Dark Emperor Album Reviews Symphonic Metal Thrash Metal 2012 Other In an action packed sampler, today we have Malevolence Records “2012 European Tour Sampler” featuring 4 different bands and two tracks each, a new one and an older one. With a nice spread of different musical genres (Thrash Metal and Melodic Death/Black Metal) this release is quite entertaining and shows promises for the upcoming releases of bands like KAOS and Septic Christ. Tracks one and five belong the American Thrash Metal act KAOS. Their brand of high-octane Thrash Metal was greatly received with their last release titled “Pits of Existence” from which “Let God Sort Them Out” comes from. The new track “Infernal Bleeding” continues where the band left off and delivers super guitar work and excellent drumming. The vocals are pretty standards and aggressive enough to keep fans of ‘more brutal’ genres interested. This track has a nice melodic edge to it and we can only hope their upcoming release “Validated in Blood” is as good as this song. Absentia from Spain provides us with songs two and six. We have earlier this year reviewed their latest release “Our Bleeding Sun” and this is where their first track comes from. With their perfect blend of Melodic Death/Black Metal, this band’s music is top notch. The track we haven’t heard from their “Heaven Still Burns” release from 2009 shows how the band’s sound has greatly matured since then, but makes up for a very engaging Melodic piece that has an old-school vibe. Pummeling through two excellent Thrash Metal tracks, Septic Christ delivers some of the best songs in this sample with “Yearning for Salvation” and “Wake Up”. This Germany Thrash has a very well-defined 80’s bay area sound as their riffing and song structures clearly show. The catchiness of “Yearning for Salvation” is very effective and made us write down the band’s name to look for their upcoming album in the future. “Wake Up” delivers a more straight-forward approach with high similarities to bands like Kreator and Death Angel, but with a little bit less punch than their first song. The last two tracks belong to T.C.F, a band from the Netherlands that plays a hybrid of Thrash Metal with some Hardcore elements. Their two tracks are the shortest ones of this release and quite frankly not to our full liking. “An Eye For an Eye” has that punk-ish edge that some people might enjoy, but for us is just not engaging enough. The even shorter “Core 88” has more meat on the guitar work, and sounds bit more like old-school Thrash metal, making it out of their two songs our ‘favorite’ one. As this sampler indicates, the band’s playing at Metal Over Oostrozebeke festival on July 7th, 2012 will provide a great show due to their musical abilities. This sampler also gives you a nice insight into 4 bands that are making some nice music and should be heard. If you are a fan of Thrash Metal, this release should be of your interest since more than half of the tracks are pretty good for this genre standards. Band: Malevolence Records - Various Artists Album: 2012 European Tour Sampler Label: Malevolence Records Release: April 10th, 2012 Oficial Site : www.malevolence-records.us Genre: Thrash Metal, Symphonic Death Metal Country: Netherlands, USA, Spain and Germany Rating: 86/100

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Review 12
Destructive Music UK review of The Pits Of Existence: http://destructive-music.com/?p=13583
Rating: 8 out of 10
Another great US thrash band no longer with us are Kaos. I’ve reviewed two of their releases and so I’m going for the hat-trick with The Pits of Existence. Opening with sounds of the Armageddon in the form of intro track Enter Insanity, Kaos soon introduce their own brand of insanity with the fast and furious Bleed Some More with its hardcore tinged abrasive vocals, catchy thrash riffs and drumming and rumbling bass lines! As far as openings go this is a head bangers dream with Kaos pulling all the strings and making you move! Some thrash bands have a thin sound but Kaos are full blooded and intense sounding and the anticipation building start to The Pits of Existence prove just that! I suppose really that the Kaos sound, full bodies, rich and powerful does have a death metal influence too it. The albums title track certainly does with its groove drenched beats, double kick ferocity and growled vocals. Let God Sort The Out is similar in influence but still thrash through and through. If I had to liken them to anyone I’d say Testament, another band that knew how to make hard, dark thrash! then again if we’re talking influence there is no denying the nod to Metallica in Blood Sacrifice which has the build up factor of Enter Sandman and the mournful tones of Nothing Else Matters whilst still keeping their own raw edge and some more of that hardcore influence too.
Moving swiftly on and Out of Time is a pure thrash onslaught, aggressive and quarrelsome whilst Sludge lives up to it’s title with slow, crushing riffs and drumming, plus an added layer of grime and filth coat the abrasive vocals as the band tip their cap to Pantera circa Cowboys From Hell! There is more blitzkrieg like thrash from the raw and barbaric Screaming in the Mirror and Tear Us Apart is a simple, solid track that keeps its hooks in your skin. Coming near to the close with penultimate track Soul to Give which keeps the solos coming and the groove flowing before closing with Exit Reality, a low key but effective outro! Take all the great thrash acts you loved growing up and then add in a little raw Kaos seasoning and you have The Pits of Existence.

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Review 4
A.A.V.V. - Malevolence Records - Metal Over Oostrozebeke

InformazioniGruppi: VariTitolo: Metal Over Oostrozebeke: Anno: 2012: Provenienza U.S.A. / Germany / SpagnaEtichetta: Malevolence RecordsContatti: malevolence-records.usAutore: MourningTracklist. 1. KAOS - Internal Bleeding. 2. Absentia - If Only I. 3. Septic Christ - Yearning For Salvation. 4. T.C.F. - An Eye For An Eye. 5. KAOS - Let God Sort Them Out. 6. Absentia - A Kiss From Hellheaven. 7. Septic Christ - Wake Up. 8. T.C.F. - Core '88. DURATA: 31:20


The Malevolence Records is a small label that is step by step creandosi the roster, with this release-sampler, which contains eight pieces, two for each team within your reality, presents a view of the European tour that will involve.The tracklist reveals that the names are almost all known to listen to those who follow Aristocracy from the beginning, opening with "Internal Bleeding" thrash violently and adorned with traits "core" of the old school veterans KAOS. The trace output as a single and forerunner of the new ep "Validated In Blood" confirms the effectiveness of the proposal on the combo, heavy and massive, it is added to "Let God Sort Them Out" extracted from the preceding chapter, the full-length "The Pits Of Existence". Second in order of appearance is the sound of black / symphonic Spaniards Absentia, first with "If Only I" belongs to the latest release, "Our Bleeding Sun", also included in our database, and subsequently around the longest, "A Kiss From Hellheaven "dating back to the debut of "Heaven Still Burns". The difference between the two is clear, with the latter very immature especially from the point of view of production.We return to thrash with the Teutonic Septic Christ of "Yearning For Salvation", the sound begins softly and caressingly driven by a single melodic trickery, the departure rate is around the corner and the roots of the sound-Exodus Anthrax They come out disruptive. The piece is part of the new album "Guilty As We Were Born" and "Wake Up" is one of the tow tracks from the first album "Infected Existence" to which the undersigned is particularly fond of because it was one of the first online reviews submitted by the Aristocracy, 2009. Rounding out the games T.C.F. (Thrash Core Fanatics), which is clearly explanatory monicker on the choices of sound and the direction taken by the formation of the songwriting, the Dutch arrived ear with "An Eye For An Eye" extrapolated from "Where Madness Reigns", the debut of 2011, and "Core'88" ep including the 2009 "Speed Or Bleed". Nothing new but definitely geared to meet the demand of those living pleasantly "trapped" in the eighties. "Over Oostrozebeke Metal" is a showcase of what the show will reserve its Belgian participants and this release is ultimately just a taste, an invitation to try, if not already knew, the bands will alternate on that stage . Around so the ball to you dear readers, and perhaps you become part of your audience

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Review 4
Bay Area Metal Festival 2012 :
http://www.hardnheavycommonwealth.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=106&t=5902&p=56495#p56495

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Review 4
“Fast-forward to 2010 and we get the band’s latest offering with “The Pits Of Existence”, an album that clearly captures the old-school feeling and it’s marked to push Kaos into the spot light. If Exodus and Forbidden do not deliver with their albums coming out later this year, we will have a winner for the best Trash album of 2010 with “The Pits Of Existence”. On a final note, we definetly recommend you get “The Pits Of Existence” since it will surely be one of the top 10 Trash Metal releases of 2010. The band has finally managed to release a great album, paired with the perfect timing of the Trash resurrection of the last few yeas, there is no saying how far this band will go.”
Dark Emperor - InfernalMasquerade.com

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Review 7
Malevolence Records - Would like to "Thank" the following people for their "Ongoing Support, Time, Effort, Help, & Assistance" :
Here's to a "Successful 2012 European Tour" :
Jurgen, Chris, Bob of Septic Christ & the JugenCentrum : Waldshut-Tiengin, DE-CH - Jason, Stacey, Steve, Jesse, Chad of KAOS : Hayward, CA, USA - Julian, Miguel, David, Ian of AbsentiA : Oviedo, ES - Rob, Hans, Nick of T.C.F. : Katwijk, NL - Michelle Murray - Management for KAOS & AbsentiA : Hayward, CA, USA - Benny Vandemaele & Family & the Metal Over Oostrozebeke 6 Festival, BE - Helter Brown & the Moderators Kay & Sandra with The Hard & Heavy Commonwealth Forum / Site : Magnolia, DE, USA - Jon Torres of Ulysses Siren : SF, CA, USA - Michael Bradley & 3 4 Web Design : Castro Valley, CA, USA - Leta Swanson - Malevolence Records Label Assistant : Oakland, CA, USA - Marco von Empel & the Headbangers Zine & Gigs : Tilburg, NL - Paul & the Little Devil : Tilburg, NL - Neil Gray from the UK - Stefan Silegham & Metal To Infinity Magazine : Harelbeke, BE - Miguel & Suspiria Records, ES ...
AND TO ALL THE FANS IN ATTENDANCE !!!
If there is anyone I've forgotten, my apologies ...
Thank ALL of you for your "Help, Ongoing Support, Assistance, Time & Efforts" made to make this all happen !!!
Couldn't of done it all without ya ...
Sincerely,
Nathan McLeod - Owner
Malevolence Records
http://www.malevolence-records.us
nate@malevolence-records.us

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Review 13
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-pits-of-existence/id353742137
Two 5-star reviews!

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Review 8
CD Baby 2012 Top Selling Metal Albums :
http://www.cdbaby.com/Top/metal/p160 - KAOS - The Pits Of Existence
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