Osmium Guillotine

by Osmium Guillotine

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Bloodbath Fanzine Superb Essex based Trad metal torchbearers, good solid album of songs, standout for me was D-Day for the excellent “Maiden-esque” opening riff and questionable lyrical content. The rest of the album draws inspiration from doom and a bit of early thrash/speed with mixed success, but there's enough of the good stuff on here to make this a fun enjoyable record. Favorite track: D-Day.
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about

The debut album by Osmium Guillotine!


Recorded & Produced by Danny B at HVR Studios, Ipswich.
Released by MGR Records.

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released June 6, 2014

Guitar & Vocals: Peter Keliris
Guitar & Backing Vocals: Lance Steele
Bass & Backing Vocals: Daniel Thurgood
Drums & Backing Vocals: James Balcombe

All lyrics by James Balcombe, except:
Track 2 by Peter Keliris
Tracks 3, 4 & 10 by Elijah Kindon

All music by Osmium Guillotine, except:
Track 1 by Chris Saunders.

Reviews:
"A fantastic debut album from Osmium Guillotine, with the blend of attitude, style and musicianship only true British metal can deliver. There’s a new wave of metal on the way and this is exactly the kind of stuff that ought to be at the forefront of it, dark and heavy without being “brutal”, with great musicianship and songwriting."
- Chainmail Metal Reviews
chainmailmetalreviews.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/osmium-guillotine

"Every one of the musicians on this album plays their part perfectly, whether it be the ruling percussive elements of 80's metal, the ridiculously talented lead and harmonised guitarists or the vocal with attitude and pure feeling. For a debut album to sound this good takes hard work and a lot of love." 10/10
- Black Phoenix Rising
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“Constantly changing OG do not let the grass grow under their feet. It is very apparent from listening to their debut that they have poured every last drop of blood, sweat and tongue in cheek into it, but not too much of the latter, just enough for a small respite until the onslaught hits!” 9/10
- Pagan Hel Reviews
paganhelreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/osmium-guillotine-debut-11-track-album.html

"This is an album you can repeatedly listen to in full. A debut of real promise, this is a bright shining gem that promises a terrific future for a young act of tremendous virtuosity."
- Get Your Rock Out
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"Turn that volume button up to the max, take the musical beating that comes your way and admire some artistes at home in their chosen noise and who are really producing the goods."
- Fungalpunk CD Reviews
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"Osmium Guillotine have delivered an album that bears the mark of UK Metal's history of quality, and the band should wear this mark with their heads held high. With the right amount of touring and exposure, and the right utilisation of the passion and spirit on show here, this band have the potential to become UK Metal's bright new hope. This band deserves our support, plain and simple." 8.5/10
- Turn It Up! Media
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"The band itself has great attitude, feel, songwriting skills and an understanding of combining elements of punk, thrash and early metal into one sound. It sounds familiar but also new, not easy to do. Guitarists Peter Keliris and Lance Steele have some catchy double leads and really fire up the fret board when the time calls for it….excellent, excellent work. And as the band morphs into the more brutal, trashy rhythms, bassist Daniel Thurgood and drummer, James Balcombe combine to roll out a heavy metal Sherman tank wall of sound."
- Metal Shock Finland
metalshockfinland.com/2014/07/26/review-osmium-guillotine-osmium-guillotine-2014/


"Osmium Guillotine creates a very interesting and old school approach to heavy metal with their musical sound which shows them combining the mid 70's and 80's sound together while also adding in folk, punk and classic rock to make their musical more original, the production sounds very old school yet professional at the same time while the lyrics cover war and fantasy themes." 8.5/10
- Extreme Underground Music Zine
undergroundmusickzine.blogspot.ca/2014/08/osmium-guillotineself-titledmgr.html

"This is Old-School Heavy Metal that manages to encapsulate quite a few different feelings from early Metal and distil them into this release. Classic Metal is a given, but Doom Metal, Proto-Thrash and NWOBHM all get a look in. There’s even a touch of Punk to things now and again."
- Wonderbox Metal
wonderboxmetal.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/osmium-guillotine-osmium-guillotine-review/

"A superb album of classic British heavy metal, with great guitar work, cracking vocals and sparkling rhythms."
- Frenzy Fire
www.frenzyfire.co.uk/fa_osmiumguillotinereviews.htm

"Fuckin A is this some pure kick ass straight forward heavy metal with tons of catchy hooks and songs that are a metal fan’s dream. No nu metal or groove or any deathcore shit on this. Just a pure heavy metal release that Judas Priest would be a fan of. :"
- MetalCore Fanzine
www.metalcorefanzine.com/reviews73.html

"Osmium Guillotine have their feet partially entrenched in the New Wave of British Metal however there are also elements of the original wave of thrash metal so the band's music voyages through metal's past despite being in the present." 4/5
- The Small Takeover
smalltakeover.blogspot.ca/2014/10/osmium-guillotine-osmium-guillotine.html

"This band is a very broad mix of pretty much every balls to the wall genre out there; Heavy Metal, Punk, Hard Rock, Doom Metal… If you can bang your head and drink beer to it, these guys have it, and pull it off with ease!"
- Metal Temple
www.metal-temple.com/site/catalogues/entry/reviews/cd_3/o_2/osmium-guillotine.htm

"Eleven ass-kicking tunes, minus one short weirdo intro. Good stuff!" 5/5
- Wyrd Ways Rock Show Reviews
wyrdways.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/osmium-guillotine-osmium-guillotine/

"Osmium Guillotine's debut album is simply fantastic, with big riffs and memorable, passionate lyrics."
- The Amp Session
theampsession.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/osmium-guillotine-osmium-guillotine.html

"This album just works. It is sufficiently old school with the combination of classic metal and punk, whilst not a new sound genre wise, it is still unlike anything I have heard before."
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- Mind Noise Network

"Rip-roaring old-school metal, or is it shit-kicking street-punk? Either way, it’s one of the most exciting noises making ears bleed in Essex."
oliverarditi.com/2014/11/27/various-artists-album-roundup-032/
- Oliver Arditi

"Osmium Guillotine is the soundtrack to an ale-quaffing apocalypse of immoral and chaotic proportions. And I want to hear more."
www.cpburrage.com/osmium-guillotine---profile.html
- C.P. Burrage

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Osmium Guillotine Essex, UK

Take some 80's heavy metal, sprinkle on a handful of classic rock, a zest of 70's punk, with just a light twist of doom. Pour in a few pints of ale and Osmium Guillotine is the resulting mess.

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Track Name: Martyrdom
They drag us down with consumerism
Just another form of fascism
The western world has ruined our land
Unwelcome, sour taste in the mouth

I am the saviour of my people
He is the bringer of all evil

I will shun all earthly delight
I will rise up, and live for the fight
Death is a journey, not a destination
Paradise awaits, a painful sensation

I am the saviour of my people
He is the bringer of all evil

Out on patrol, eyes scanning the streets
War torn horizons, bodies under sheets
Another day, another bomb
Another maniac’s evil has shone

Our foot patrol comes under attack
No escape, no way of going back
Death is near my dearest lord
This god forsaken war has taken us all

I am the saviour of my people
He is the bringer of all evil
Track Name: D-Day
Storming the beaches of Normandy
Charging towards the enemy
Dodging bullets and shellfire
Mounds of bodies piled higher

D-Day has arrived
D-Day you won’t survive
D-Day has arrived
D-Day you won’t survive

Running towards machine gun nests
Hundreds of men doing their best
To destroy their evil regime
Product of a twisted dream

D-Day has arrived
D-Day you won’t survive
D-Day has arrived
D-Day you won’t survive

The Nazi war machine
It’s a nightmare, it’s not a dream
From their camps come evil screams
Nothing is as it seems

D-Day has arrived
D-Day you won’t survive
D-Day has arrived
D-Day you won’t survive

D-Day has arrived
D-Day you won’t survive
D-Day has arrived
D-Day you won’t survive
Track Name: Phobophobia
4) PHOBOPHOBIA

I'm developing a phobia
A fear I can’t explain

It's the fear of having a phobia
I think I'm going insane

Phobophobia
The fear of being afraid
Phobophobia
My mind is being betrayed

I have nothing to fear but fear itself
Something I cannot control

Terrified by the unrelenting
Fears that haunt my soul

Phobophobia
The fear of being afraid
Phobophobia
My mind is being betrayed

Don't have a fear of the dark
Don't suffer from insomnia

But I can't get no sleep at night
'Cause I've got phobophobia

Phobophobia!
Track Name: Blight Upon Mankind
From ancient tombs of giant sizes
An age old doom now arises
Spirit of fire and of death
Rotten lungs now draw breath

Up I come from the tomb
Up I come to bring your doom
Up I come from the tomb
Up I come to bring your doom

Blight upon mankind
Ancient blackened frost rimed
As shadows begin to fall
Evil souls hear its call

Up I come from the tomb
Up I come to bring your doom
Up I come from the tomb
Up I come to bring your doom

I am the shadowed night
I am the lost fight
I am the cancer breath
I am your death

So now we must fight
To end this blight
Mankind’s hatred is his power
We must crush his babel tower

Up I come from the tomb
Up I come to bring your doom

And now I fall
My power spent
For the deaths
I’ll not repent
Track Name: City of Chaos
Chaos and violence everywhere,
Hoodies on the path to scare
The city of London is afire
This whole world has gone haywire

The world is full of hate
We’re just a useless nanny state
Our future’s looking pretty bleak
This country's going up the creek

They're not fighting for anything
For them it's just entertaining
Wasters and their damn persistence
Just to justify their sad existence

The world is full of hate
We’re just a useless nanny state
Our future’s looking pretty bleak
This country's going up the creek

The youth are running wild
Threat to man, woman and child
Police don't see the need to fight
Just ‘cause it’s their human right

The government won’t make the call
To come and protect us all
We all must stand and fight
Our whole nation must unite

The world is full of hate
We’re just a useless nanny state
Our future’s looking pretty bleak
This country's going up the creek
Track Name: Hobgoblin
Now listen to this, I've a tale to tell
'bout a darkened forest, where the goblin doth dwell
In a place called Wychwood, on a cold moonlit night
He'll come from the shadows, and give you a fright

Fear not the hobgoblin, he means you no pain
He brings forth an ale, no need to complain
Take this drink, a drink you'll enjoy"
Afraid you might taste something, lager boy?"

In the forest of Wychwood, there's more to his crew
Goliath and Scarecrow, to name but a few
Gingerbeard, a fiery old fellow
Give him a beer, and soon he will mellow

Fear not the hobgoblin, he means you no pain
He brings forth an ale, no need to complain
Take this drink, a drink you'll enjoy"
Afraid you might taste something, lager boy?"

The legend of Wychwood was thought just a story
The Hobgoblin’s ale filled me with glory
That wicked young imp helped me decide
And with that I was taken to the dark side

Fear not the hobgoblin, he means you no pain
He brings forth an ale, no need to complain
Take this drink, a drink you'll enjoy"
Afraid you might taste something, lager boy?"

So if you're in Wychwood forest
When the moon is at its fullest
Be sure to try this mystical brew
The Hobgoblin may work his magic on you

Fear not the hobgoblin, he means you no pain
He brings forth an ale, no need to complain
Take this drink, a drink you'll enjoy"
Afraid you might taste something, lager boy?"
(X 2)
Track Name: Goomba
Stuck in this life
of endless repetition
No means of escape
No course of action

Seeing the world
From isolated land
On this edgeless platform
On which I stand

I have no arms, I cannot fight
I have no legs to jump this height
(x2)

Stuck in this life
of endless repetition
No attempt to run
No means of motion

Spending my time
Wandering aimlessly
My cohorts crushed
There’s nothing left for me

I have no arms, I cannot fight
I have no legs to jump this height
(x2)

And so I take
My final breath
Can’t avoid inevitable
Descending death

And so I take
My final breath
Can’t avoid inevitable
Descending death

I have no arms, I cannot fight
I have no legs to jump this height
(x2)
Track Name: Into the Battle
Preparing for battle, sharpening our knives
Batten down hatches and lock up your wives
A stroke of the oar, a swing of the axe
You'd better prepare for coming attacks

We’ll bust down your doors, treat you like whores
Rape and we’ll pillage all of the village
bust down your doors, treat you like whores
Rape and we’ll pillage all of the village

Warriors of the sea, we come fer ye
Filling our hold, full with your gold
With sword and with blade, our debts are paid
The fires burn bright, into the night

We’ll bust down your doors, treat you like whores
Rape and we’ll pillage all of the village
bust down your doors, treat you like whores
Rape and we’ll pillage all of the village

Into the battle
Into the battle
Into the battle
We shall go
Into the battle
Into the battle
Into the battle
We shall go

We come with the tide, in mail with pride
On this quest, we will never rest
Our cold sharpened steel, the metal you feel
We’ll drink our mead and watch you bleed

We’ll bust down your doors, treat you like whores
Rape and we’ll pillage all of the village
bust down your doors, treat you like whores
Rape and we’ll pillage all of the village
Track Name: Subhuman
Hiding in shadows
Stalking my prey
Into the night
To take you away

Creeping and crawling
Through ruined cities
Feasting on lives
I feel no pity

Subhuman
Subhuman

Born in a lab
Child of technology
Indoctrination
Perverse psychology

Bred for war
Feel no remorse
Insanity
A matter of course

Subhuman
Subhuman

Glistening fangs
Razor claws
Inhuman appetite
Subhuman mind
Man’s creation
His damnation

From a chemical womb
That’s where I grew
Man nor beast
Memories few

I was never born
I never knew
How love did feel
Or if it were true

Subhuman
Subhuman