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From The Shores- Of Apathy 8/10 \M/

From The Shores

Of Apathy

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Released: November 24, 2016

Luke (vocals)
Theo (bass/throat)
Leo (guitar)
Giorgio (guitar)
Nicolò (drums)

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From The Shores deliver some tasty riffs with this E.P. that came out at the end of 2016. somehow it flew under our radar, but alas we have been rocking it hard and are ready to spread the word on this very catchy and awesome E.P.

They start out with an introductory track titled “This aint another feast for Crows”
and it is more than what you would normally expect. They begin with some atmospheric sounds but within seconds go right into a tasty riff and  ravenous blast beats delivered by Nicolo. It may be only forty three seconds long but it really sets up the pace of this E.P. from this track you instantly know what you are diving into.

“Heavens Dark Harbinger” is absolutely a catchy song, from the very first note you hear, it grabs you. Much like that beast on the cover. you get locked in the powerful jaws of this ferocious beast of a song. Those guitars, the drums, they blend perfectly, and I really dig the guitar tone. I am no expert on guitars by any means, but I know what I like and what sounds good and this song delivers. That section at the 1:30 mark is a great example of how catchy this song is, because the riff before the solo gets the job done. However the solo adds that finishing touch to get you really hooked.

“The Constellation Thirst” is yet another song that has zero fluff, no time wasted getting the ball rolling. They hit you with the vocals, blast beats, and an infectious guitar line to get you ready for the first verse. I can guarantee when you listen to this E.P.  you will not be disappointed. Right after the first verse, they have a short transition before the next verse. That little eight second long section is great. It’s not too long, not too short, its enough to sink its hooks in you and get you to listen to this E.P. start to finish.

“To Rest In Arms of Perfection” seems to have a deeper tone, but they have not fallen down on the job here, this song is catchy as hell. Just like the previous tracks. This song has a great sound, the song has a slightly not much but slightly slower tempo to it, and the deeper tone adds a bit of a change up but not a bad one. Its a more sinister sounding song, but the way the song ends is just badass. Those last thirty plus seconds of the song are killer. I don’t know who is doing lead guitar or rhythm but both are on point and sound great.

“Incest of the Wretched” is the song I will not talk about in this review but its because if I come across something I haven’t seen get the attention it deserves I want to let all you metal heads out there give it a listen and see how you like it. I don’t want you to take my word for it, I want the music to do the talking. I set you up to know that this E.P. kick a lot of ass, but you should ultimately be your own judge. So do yourself a favor hit the play button below, then click the bandcamp link and get this in your digital music collection. I have had the opportunity to listen to all the limited press songs and I can tell you From The Shores will be a band I keep my eye on. This was the first time I have ever even heard of this band, but they impressed me. Its always been my opinion that from every corner of the world there is great music, killer metal. and bands that are all about the same thing, making heavy and hard hitting music that is enjoyable to listen to. These guys are from Venezia, Italy and if I find myself ever in that area you bet I will be trying to catch a live show from these guys.  8/10 \m/

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Beheaded- Beast Incarnate- Album review 8/10 \m/

Beheaded

Beast Incarnate

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Released January 27, 2017

David ‘Cejca’ Cachia – bass
Omar Grech – guitars
Simone Brigo – guitars
Davide Billia – drums
Frank Calleja – vocals

Track List

  1. Beast Incarnate
  2. The Horror Breathes
  3. Crossing The House Of Knives
  4. Reign Of The Headless King
  5. The Black Death
  6. Cursed Mediterranean
  7. Fid-dlam Tadejjem
  8. Punishment Of The Grave

The guys in Beheaded waste no time with their title track opening for this album, that quick set up and then the drums rolling into a truly menacing riff. That riff is 100% responsible for my uplifted attitude and mean mugging while air drumming right now.  These guys have no subtlety to their brutal intentions from what I have heard in only two minutes of the first track. I can’t even begin to describe how much I am enjoying the title track. What a way to kick off an album. I must admit I have looped the title track several times now because they hit you with such explosive force and god damn those guitars and drums. The drums are a driving force and the guitars back it up with brutal and unwavering showmanship.  The album continues on the same destructive path, track after track.  I have yet to hear any particular track on this album that made me feel differently from how I felt listening to Beast Incarnate for the first time.  By the time you get to “The Black Death” the listener has already succumbed to the relentless pummeling they have endured for the first half of the album, but The Black Death has a slower approach, but the beginning with the sounds from an old ship just creaking as it sails through the open water with the wind as the only other background noise, growing louder and louder with the occasional waves crashing against the side of the ship. The drums and guitars fade in, slowly over the course of a few bars to build up to this eight minute long track. I really enjoy this track as it breaks the album up enough to show that they aren’t going to be sticking to a specific formula of driving guitars and blast beats.  They have more to this album than what’s on just the surface, the second half begins at almost half the tempo of the first four tracks. But it’s how they end the album with “Punishment Of The Grave” that brings back an old school melodic death metal feel and that guitar solo halfway through the track seals the deal.  I am very impressed by this album, and have enjoyed my time spinning this these past few weeks. The vocals stick to their style that works for them, I find nothing bland about them either. They just seem to follow the rule “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” approach. The guitars have a great tone, but the talent and craftsmanship is modestly distributed. They are not showboating their skills, and they have great skills they bring to the table.  The drums are on point, never over the top and keep the listener engaged. and it is worth mentioning that Dave also plays the drums for Hour Of Penance. So the drums kick ass as you would have expected them to.  8/10\m/

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Maze Of Sothoth- “Soul Demise” album review \m/

Maze Of Sothoth

Soul Demise

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Released 01/09/2017

Fabio Marasco: Guitars/Synth
Matteo Moioli: Drums
Cristiano Marchesi: Bass/Vocals
Riccardo Rubini: Guitars

 

Tracklist

01 – Cthulhu’s Calling

02 – Lies

03 – Seed Of Hatred

04 – Multiple Eyes

05 – The Outsider

06 – The Dark Passenger

07 – At The Mountain Of Madness

08 – Blind

09 – Azzaihg’ Nimehc

10 – Divine Sacrifice

The album begins with the track titled Cthulhu’s Calling which is an ominous introductory track really playing towards the dark and intriguing nature of this band. Now I have never heard these guys before, but I gotta admit, the moment those guitars kick in for the second track titled “Lies” I was hooked. Those guitars sound mean.  It reminds me of old Morbid Angel, it’s got me mean mugging while I’m head banging here. They have a solid minute and a half of spine splitting guitar riffs before the vocals join in. The ferocity of the sound is impressive, they walk the line of technical death metal. Is it too early to say that Lies is my favorite track? Holy shit that song blew me away. But they follow that up with an absolutely crushing track like Seed of Hatred. Now I usually will focus a lot on the drums, however I really want to point out the guitar tones. Riccardo and Fabio’s guitars just sound nasty, when thinking about a death metal sound. These guitars deliver the death blow by blow and throw in those classic old school pinch squeals. I dig the guitar solo on “Multiple Eyes” that song really leaves you wanting more. One thing that I really enjoy about the music on this album, is that for every track there is a solid set up between the guitars and the drums. They have really grabbed your attention within the first minute of every song and managed to get the listener hooked rather easily. The sound quality is great, and I dig that artwork. Looking for some new school death metal with a bit of old school influence and technical riffs and blistering drums. Then you will want to check out Soul Demise by Maze of Sothoth. 7/10 \m/

 

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