Saturday, March 22, 2014

If you don't like death metal, you don't want none of this. Arterial Mist (U.S.); Thunderwar (Poland)

Arterial Mist: “Draining Your Life.”
For Arterial Mist, trends come and go, but death metal remains; disgusting, ugly death metal. With this EP, they are calling out the creeps to come out of the woodwork and join the pit. Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, …you get the picture. Gory lyrics, gory drawings on the cover, gory band logo. Arterial Mist is probably a band likes old Cannibal Corpse, but they think that Cannibal Corpse has “toned it down” too much nowadays. Arterial Mist is not pretending that they are the greatest thing since sliced bread. They like death metal and that’s what they play. Word.
Thunderwar: “The Birth of Thunder”.
My impression from this four-song EP is death metal that is neither “brutal” nor “technical” per se, while perhaps using a bit of the modern aesthetics for the band’s strength: a classic dm-influenced style. Perhaps sounding like a “baby Malevolent Creation” at this point, this is only the band’s debut and it’s a solid one. I was surprised how good this sounds. Nice soloing, too. Listeners who are death-metal-forever should look into Thunderwar.

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