"The Great Execution" is the 8th full-length studio album by Brazilian death metal act Krisiun. The album was released through Century Media Records in October 2011. Having existed since the early nineties, Krisiun are one of the most successful death metal acts from Brazil. Unless you count the formative years where Krisiun was shortly a four-piece, the band have always been a three-piece consisting of the three brothers Alex Camargo (bass, vocals), Max Kolesne (drums) and Moyses Kolesne (guitars).
The music on "The Great Execution" is death metal with quite a few thrash metal traits. The vocals are brutal yet intelligible growls though and that feature defines the music as death metal to me. A combination of Sepultura (the brutal thrash metal riffing) and Behemoth (the brutal growls placed high in the mix and the way the blast beats are played) could be a valid description, but Krisiun don´t particularly sound like any other act.
The band are an extremely well playing unit. It´s actually to a point where they at times seem to melt together to one grinding brutal organism. I guess nothing beats true blood/brotherhood when it comes to understanding each other. At 61:57 minutes the album is slightly too long to my ears, but it´s a small issue when the quality of the bands music, their strong musicianship and a really detailed and powerful sound production are on such a high level. While the album may be a little long for an extreme metal release, the band succeed very well in keeping the intensity level high all the way from album opener "The Will to Potency" and until album closer "Shadows of Betrayal" ends. This is simply through and through a quality release and a 4 - 4.5 star (85%) rating is fully deserved.