Originally appeared on the website Metalhead.it June 9 2014. Written by ZakkRR
Translated from the original Italian by fucking Google.
Excellent convergence between sludge and death metal. This band was born Croatian intentions with death metal, but it follows a natural path of evolution, resulting on a sludge that does not forget the origins of the group. Rhythmsheavy, oppressive, psychotic evil typically maintain a principle of death, including the performance of the vocalist who reveals himself tortured, anguished, unclean. And it’s not just hate death metal, sludge and dissonance. Even the doom component is markedly present, creating an absurd mix of genres, including principles also post metal. The fourth consecutive EP features three pieces for a total of twenty-two-minute mental introspection, meet and clash with their nightmares, anxiety, sadness, death. “Between The Swarm” lasts over nine minutes, mainly sludge, spares intense moments that come to remember bands like Isis. Great vocal performance, with those constant references to death metal always mentioned, never imposed. The title track reached levels of the atmosphere are able to fully absorb the listener. Principles of groovy death metal sounds are expressed with sludge, and the haunting melody of the post-metal instrumental gives rise to a fraction of the highest value. The final “Seamless”, which like the previous offers enveloping bass lines, incorporates the concepts of the title track, penetrating further into the post metal, while maintaining a level of composition and executive always high. A hand grabs the neck and tightens slowly with force, progressively eliminating the vital signs of the victim: only twenty minutes, but sufficient to perceive an infinite mental instability, total oblivion, impenetrable darkness.
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