Total Devastation is a Finnish DIRTY metal band. I learned today that they have two vocalists who sound exactly the same.. Uh, I guess it's convenient. Since 2003 they've released four albums, of which the second one, Reclusion, was my soundtrack today. I think they have definitely created something original, their own thing, which is a mixture of all these dirty elements of metal and then they've spiced it up with some industrial/electro samples. I think it sounds good, although at least in my case a certain kind of mood is needed to achieve the full Total Devastation experience. Definitely outdoors is better - I think that the overall atmosphere (production) on Reclusion is a bit stuffy. I don't know if it's just my in-ear headphones that do this, but I do need to take the headphones off every now and then (when I'm indoors) to let my
(Sidenote: I just recently wrecked my less-ear-suffocating in-ear buds (Pioneer), so now I'm left with my Skullcandy Inkd's, which are a bit too suffocating and isolating at times. If only I had the money I'd buy proper headphones that are neither buds nor in-ears.)
My favorite songs of the album are Full Circle (probably the fastest song on the album) and Ground Zero, but I cannot find them online, so here's Murderous with the official video. A decent song as well. Great for exercising in the cold...!
Total Devastation's Reclusion gets 7,5/10 from me. If it was a bit more airy, I guess the score would be higher.