Debut full length. Tumefying and bludgeoning old school death metal/crust punk from Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. CRUZ's music is a sonic horde from hell than can not be repelled. WOLFPACK, WOLFBRIGADE, BOLT THROWER, GRAVE, DISCHARGE, and ENTOMBED bottlenecked into an explosive detonation of rage and filth, built with the sole purpose to reap endless havoc upon human ears and flesh. Behold the legions of hell! Recorded and mixed by Javi Félez (GRAVEYARD) at Moontower Studios. Mastered by Brad Boatright at AudioSiege (NAILS, WEEKEND NACHOS, WAKE, MAGRUDERGRIND) Artwork by César Valladares (ASPHYX, KRISIUN, ANATOMIA, GRAVEYARD, NOMINON, ABYSSUS).
Tracklisting: 1. Mundos Disformes 2. A Cops de Destral 3. Intruso 4. Culto Abismal 5. La Caza 6. La Pitjor de les Plagues 7. Pesanta 8. Tumbas Ciclópeas
UNHOLY PROPHECIES is proud to present MORBID FLESH's highly anticipated second album, "Rites of the Mangled". Proudly Catalonian, this Barcelona-based band is fitingly named, for they are authentically and unequivocally morbid, old-school DEATH fuckin' METAL. Which is all not that surprising considering MORBID FLESH's membership includes scene veterans who do time in such hordes as INSULTERS, GRAVEYARD, ÓSSERP, CUERNO, TORT and SHEIDIM among others. What results is a mammoth, elephantine bulldozer of disgusting, disease-drenched Death Metal in a most classic Swedish manner.
Digitally released earlier this year by the band, this widespread version of El Calvario introduces the suffocating sound of PROSCRITO: cruel 'n' caustic doomed-out death metal, or perhaps more accurately, diabolically deathed-out DOOM. Either way you describe it, the dense 'n' sulfurous rumble this Spanish power-trio creates can cause tectonic shifts as ably as it can rot your soul. There's an almost uncomfortably carefree, laissez faire approach to PROSCRITO's ritualistic plod, as if the band the band is indifferently acting as a conduit for supernatural frequencies only they can sense; witness the closing instrumental monolith, "Puteado," and be consumed by eldritch dread, its tendrils of tension still holding the listener in their grip long after the record's ended. Rounded out by thundering production by the esteemed Javi Félez at Moontower Studios, El Calvario is a slow-mo slog to one's spiritual death - and there stands PROSCRITO, taunting.
Finnish Death Metal group with members of SOLOTHUS have decided to take a step ahead, leaving behind their old school Death Metal past but not entirely. SEPULCHRAL CURSE have weaned on the Scandinavian Black Metal influences and merged it with their irrepressible Finnish brand of Death Metal, forging a sound that's steely and unique.
Reminiscent of early CONVULSE, TRIBULATION, BÖLZER, DISSECTION, DAWN, NAGLFAR, DEMIGOD and PUTREVORE all rolled into one, the music is extremely refreshing in its scope, majestic in its drive and lethal in its execution.