Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Under the Church

Under the Church
Rabid Armageddon
Pulverised Records
release: 30 October 2015
They did not like what they were hearing as “death metal.” Every time they would read about a “death metal” band, they would listen to the music and they would wonder why anyone would call that “death metal.” Since when did emocore, hardcore and metalcore become “death metal”?! Really, who can blame these old men? Under the Church was formed by Erik and Lars from the old Swedish death metal band Nirvana 2002. There’s no two ways about it, it’s how they understand death metal. They cut their teeth on the founders of the genre in the 80s, such as Death, Master, Repulsion, Carcass and Autopsy. That old death metal sounded ugly, cavernous and barbaric. Politically and musically incorrect, this band also sounds just as horrible, the way that death metal is meant to be. The themes are violent and horror-driven. Unsophisticated by design, the songs will impress by sheer old school charm of primal death. Well, they will impress the people that use terms like “real death metal.” Everybody else will run away in disgust, which is how the band wants it. Stay away, fakers, you are not wanted on this land. “Get off my lawn, whippersnappers!”, says Under the Church.

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