28 July 2012


Old school death metal from Argentina tempered with some of the unfortunate trappings that the mid 1990s brought to mainstream heavy music. Lots of early METALLLICA and late '80s SLAYER can be can be heard here, and even though you can easily tell that TRAUMA have every intention of progressing well beyond their roots and evolving into something entirely less appealing, the good far outweighs the ominous on this debut cassette. Take the fast parts of "Apartheid," the disjointed intro to "Sin Razón" that launches into primitive Bay Area thrash or the entirety of a ripper like "Falsa Civilización"- these moments make the foreshadowing easy to overlook and dig TRAUMA in their infancy.