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Reviews Week 17 - 2017

27.04.17

CORPUS CHRISTII - DELUSION

Corpus Christii - Delusion Dice 4

Folter Records, 28.04.17
We move west on the Iberian Peninsula, from Spain's separatist capital, Barcelona, to Portugal. Corpus Christii, who turns 20 as blasphemous collective next year, releases their eighth album.
The band was hastily and delayed presented the year after they released their first album for Folter Records, PaleMoon just over two years ago.
The album had a fragrance of vintage Darkthrone, without appearing as plagiarizing. This time, however, the veterans have chosen to freshen up by wandering along a bit more experimental trails.

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26.04.17

MORBID FLESH - RITES OF THE MANGLED

Morbid Flesh - Rites of the Mangled Dice 4

Unholy Prophecies, 24.04.17
The most conventional metal, as in this case; classic death metal, can be worse to descriptive than odd irregularities. There's not really anything new to report without repeating oneself, and I often-times end up resorting to wildly abstract allegories and metaphors.

The Spanish quintet plays thundering death metal so timeless that time it selves seems to be encapsulated in vacuum. The band's second album was released just the other day. It's been three years since the men last were on the warpath.

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24.04.17

MARTYRDOOM - GRIEVOUS PSYCHOSIS

Martyrdoom - Grievous Psychosis Dice 4

Memento Mori, 24.04.17
New day, new debutants.
Polish Martyrdom is a quartet that doesn't have much earlier experience, but that's spent seven years together and during that time launched both split and demo.
In that order.

The band performs rather intense doomy death metal, which in my ears is not death/doom, as both label and Encyclopaedia Metallum profess, but rather zombified death metal that blood-dripping wanders this putrid earth ...bewitched, cursed and damned.

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