Trauma are a band from Poland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a traditional form of death metal and this is a review of their 1996 album "Comedy Is Over" which will be re-issued on September 22nd by Deformeathing Productions.
An atmospheric intro along with some epic synths start off the album before going into a heavier direction where you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording while the vocals are mostly death metal growls and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
A small amount of melody and thrash influences can be heard in some of the guitar riffing while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some screams also being utilized at times and they also mix synths in with the heavier sections briefly, there is also a brief use of acoustic guitars and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses a small amount of spoken word parts can be heard.
On this recording Trauma kept the death metal style while also getting more experimental and creating an album that was very different for the genre during the time it was released, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, serial killers, violence and anti religion themes.
In my opinion this was a very great sounding recording from Trauma and if you are into death metal that is different from the norm, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Incertitude" "Perfection" and "Naked Truth". 8 out of 10.