'Invert Absolute' + 'Advance Australia Warfare' + 'War Upon Worship'
Oh boy did Australia not see this one coming, a dark and evil mess was to be passed along the Perth streets and became to form one of Australia's well known Black/Death Metal bands, The Furor now in their ninth year of existence has stood strong alongside military warfare and war, looking back from their current release 'War Upon Worship' to their deepest roots in Australian Metal 'Invert Absolute' there is a clear warning that this music is not for the faint of heart. 'Invert Absolute' is one album that many would consider 'one of those stereotype albums', but by excavating deeper The Furor have set aside their own sound, with tripping drumming and evil (yet somewhat cheery) riffs and true raspy vocals, 'Invert Absolute' was a real eye candy for many to indulge into, with perhaps their signature tune on this album being the fast and furious 'Thrive On War', with Louis Rando (aka Disaster - also live drummer for UAE based band Nervecell) on drums, this became a brutal machine, spewing out dark secrets too black for mainstream individuals. What sets apart this Aussie lot from the other Black / Death Metal bands is their unique time signatures, striking the most fear into the listener, making them one of few to spine-chill.
Focusing on their second album there is indeed a solitary improvement in sound, with that in mind it clearly demonstrates a precise progression from their debut album, with more killer riffs and a ton more evil emphasized on the album, with tracks like 'Hellfire Massacre' taking the listener and murdering their senses with a sense of complete utter satisfaction, whilst sat in a much mature position, this has not altered the darker side of this band, not one bit, intuitively speaking it has upgraded the fear factor to such an extent it makes the saw films look like children's cartoons. Whilst the line-up has changed over the years, The Furor entity has remained intact with the abhorrent evilness that sometimes lacks with today's Black/Death Metal bands, but with a feast of ear-raping songs to savour, The Furor are vastly becoming Australia's answer to the Polish titans Behemoth. This as they say is just the beginning, for there is not ending here with The Furor, never till the Australian flag comes down.
Finally with their latest brutalizing onslaught 'War Upon Worship' The Furor seems to have had another shift around, now a duo as Disaster covers drumming and vocal duties and Kill Machine takes up guitar and bass duties, but still 'The Furorcity' is still there and with this latest effort, a sensual composition of interesting yet mesmerizing songs engulfs the atmosphere with a sense of BBQ's, evil surfers and sweaty heat, joke, it's far worse than that (in a positive way), sounding different from previous albums, The Furor continue to devour the speakers in blistering blazing form and essentially set themselves up for what is to be known as an Australian legend, with the two brains working in dual mode, the latter is to say in the 'Invert Absolute' there will be a time for 'Advance Australia Warfare' and a time for 'War Upon Worship'.
 + [7.5] +  RHYS STEVENSON