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Ultimatum

Puppet of Destruction

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Category: Power Thrash
Year: 1998
Label: Rowe Productions
Catalog Number: RPD6047
Rating: 9.00 out of 10. (18 ratings)
 

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Personnel
Scott Waters vocals
Robert Gutierrez guitars
Sean Grieco drums
Steve Trujilo guitars
Tracks
1.  Never Mortal  
2.  Stomp  
3.  Scorn  
4.  Puppet of Destruction  
5.  Gutterbox  
6.  Repentance  
7.  World of Sin  
8.  Crosshope  
9.  Conform to Reality  
10.  Charged/Power  

Existing comments about this CD

From:   (IP unknown) Date: November 23, 2002 at 13:56
Track 1. is entitled 'Never' and Track 2. is entitled 'Mortal Stomp'. Thanks for the listing, Rob - Ultimatum
From: Scott   (IP unknown) Date: February 7, 2003 at 14:17
On hundred times better than the debut, this disc features more fast downpicking, loads of double bass and more gnarly vocals. What makes this disc such an improvement mostly, however, is the production. The new version of 'World of Sin' is much better than the bonus track from 'Symphonic' as it features some tight double bass work. Favorite tracks are 'Never,' 'Mortal Stomp,' 'Gutterbox' and 'Power.' Fans of Overkill, Exodus and Deliverance should love this disc. http://www.nolifetilmetal.com
From: drewman202   (IP unknown) Date: March 13, 2003 at 21:42
Got this one today, and I like what I hear. It ranges from mid-temp to relatively fast thrash reminiscent of Exodus and a little Metal Church and Accept. I've heard Scott's vocals compared to Steve Souza (Exodus), Udo Dirkschneider (Accept), a duck, and a troll. Most of the songs are quite good, though a few suffer from some repetitiveness and being a little too slow for my tastes. All in all a good CD though. Favorite Tracks: Never, Mortal Stomp, Charged/Power.
From: MetalGeek   (IP unknown) Date: July 26, 2003 at 10:55
Very good album, the vocals might be a deal breaker for some listeners, but if you're familiar with Steve 'Zetro' Sousa from Exodus or Udo Dirkschneider from Accept, you'll probably dig this one. Music is in the vein of Overkill, Testament, and Annihilator. I forget which song it is, but in one track there's a great guitar solo that's TOTALLY Iron Maiden. Not saying it's a bad thing! Are these guys still around? I see they haven't released anything since 2000.
From: Scott   (IP unknown) Date: November 20, 2003 at 17:47
Yes, Ultimatum are still around. Currently writing for a fourth CD tenatively titled 'Heart of Metal'.
From: Jesse   (---.) Date: February 7, 2005 at 15:05
As I said in my review of Mechanics of Perilous Xs, the singer is unique. To say he stinks is perhaps a valid opinion, but not one shared by many. An acquired taste? Perhaps. I personally think he is a good singer. Musically, I think this Cd is just a trifle better than Mechanics. Never is a monster of a song! By the way, the band has some new MP3s posted on their site. http://www.ultimatum.net/mp3.htm While they are only demos, the songs sound promising!
From: JeffdlS   (---.153.136.67.1dial.com) Date: July 22, 2006 at 23:29
Like I saw on Firestream, Ultimatum just keeps getting better with time. This album goes to show it. 'Never' starts off the thrill ride that is Ultimatum's 'Puppet of Destruction' and it doesn't stop until the last chord of 'Charged'. You really can't go wrong with Ultimatum. With each album they seem to be getting tighter and tighter as a band and the music just gets better and better.
From: James (stepcuz)   (---.gci.net) Date: July 23, 2006 at 18:03
I love this album!! love em or not, they are metal all the way. as said above, fans of Exodus, Overkill, big 'D', Accept will love it. Its not really thrash or speed metal as far as fast songs go but the guitars dont stop for 45 minutes, and the picking is crisp, clean, and tight. I cant pick a favorite song because I love the album all the way through. Scott Water's voice grows on you and Iv'e really grown to love it. I cant really find a weakness on this except for maybe the lack of bass sound
From: jesse   (---.) Date: December 28, 2007 at 9:28
I already commented on this album, but I must add that with time this album has gotten better and better. I think it's an excellent thrash metal album. Hope that Retroactive will also re-release and remaster this one like they did Symphonic Extremities and Mechanics of Perilous Times.
From: ultmetal   (---.69-92-cpe.cableone.net) Date: December 29, 2007 at 19:10
jesse, in 1998 we get the rights to Puppet back from Rowe Productions. (We had a 10 year contract.) We hope to have it re-released by 2009.

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