I think a lot is to be said here. First of all, they're not all about blast beating. Jesse wrote a lot of creative riffs that fluctuate between slower tempos to faster to the fastest. So in that respect, they're all over the place. That doesn't mean that he didn't know what he was doing on this effort, it just means that there's variety. It's got a pretty decent production sound here with Earache, where most top notch bands in this era originated. So yeah, I enjoyed the music the most, it was variety and worth listening to. I think that Jesse had a good idea of what he wanted to do with this mix and Oscar on vocals just uttering few words per song.
The death/grind is reminiscent of Napalm Death's 'From Enslavement To Obliteration' and 'Scum', not surprising that they recruited him as guitarist on their future releases, ND I'm referring to. He was more than capable as a guitarist to really put out some really awesome riffs. His tremolo picking style is top notch and he definitely hacked it even in the early days with this band. His concepts for writing for Terrorizer featured mainly the chord fluctuations and fast picking of the chords as well as the strumming of the distorted guitar. Sounds like they tuned to D, which is true of ND too, especially during the 'Harmony Corruption' days with them.
Songs were very short as you would expect, but some newer death/grind bands definitely have longer songs, but for Terrorizer, no song on here lasts a little over 3 minutes in length. So yeah, the intensity is there, just the lyrical topics I was never a big fan of, but who cares, the music is awesome! Jesse just ripped and a lot of what he did is set the tone for the tempos, David Vincent helping out filling in on bass. No not a permanent member and Terrorizer trying to reform was a joke. I think that 'World Downfall' has everything that a death/grind band should incorporate in their outputs--originality, short songs and right to the point.
Definitely worth checking out and an album where you can hear the grind riffs totally, the drums by Pete don't drown out the music. If the vocals were better, I would've given this probably a perfect score. There just needed to be more effort on Oscar's part, it was in one word: BORING. Good thing that most of the songs just featured the music anyway. So yeah, Terrorizer wasn't around for too long, then of course the ultimate death of Jesse will never have them remain as a band. He basically made this band. I definitely think that he was the reason why ND hacked it on repeated efforts. 'World Downfall' is where death/grind was at it's original peak.
Reviewed By: Death8699 (email@example.com).