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Tags: black metal, Death metal, Doggod, Gloom, Morbid Shrine Productions, Review, Spain
Spain’s Gloom has probably the most ironic band name to country ever. Their homeland is renowned for being a sunny holiday paradise, but there is clearly something horribly dark going on in twisted corners of España. Gloom are the birth of that beast, a flailing malevolent entity of blackened death metal chaos. ‘Doggod’ is their second record, following a six year wait from 2009’s debut ‘Mater Tenebrarum’, and it is a genuinely startling slab of violence.
Take ‘Erik Zann’ as an example. By the third track you’ve already been subject to the raging assault of the title track and this one is no different. Gloom meld the icy fury of black metal into the sheer heaviness of death metal. Crushing brutal death meets technical wizardry head on in a collision of stunning proportions. ‘Erik Zann’ is a schizophrenic exercise in pure rage and devastating riffage, that pogos around different time signatures.
It’s not all craziness however. The steamrolling opening riff to ‘Bolter’ is pure Bolt Thrower worship, and its fucking excellent. The song thuds into your brain with the force of a train, and its sheer propulsion urges your head to bang. The deathgrind ravages of ‘M.B.M’ and the thrashing ‘The Halfman’ add some variety to the mix, and there’s some superb headbanging moments, particularly in the rabid ‘Mass Infection’.
‘DogGod’ is a stunning blend of hyperblasting savagery and grinding, chugging low end. Gloom combine these elements expertly, while keeping each song totally listenable and relevant. There’s no wasted motion or notes, everything on ‘DogGod’ is exactly where it needs to be, and where that is is deep within some of the best riffs you’ll hear this year.
De hel bevindt zich tegenwoordig in de Servische hoofdstad Belgrado. Althans, daar komen de vijf heren vandaan die hun band zo genoemd hebben. Zowel de bandnaam als de muziek zijn weinig origineel maar lekker is het godverdomme wel zeg!
The Hell maakt brute deathmetal. Volgens goed gebruik is de muziek lekker bruut en ontdaan van allerlei overbodige tierlantijntjes en bijzaken. Gewoon veertig minuten lang tien nummers doorbeuken in de stijl van de grote Amerikaanse voorbeelden. Grootste troef op deze plaat is brulboei Tamerlan die een heerlijk donkergekleurde grunt heeft. De beste man is volgens de gegevens nog maar dit jaar toegetreden tot The Hell dus zonder zijn voorganger(s) te kennen lijkt me dit een goede zet.
“Dementia” (una demo autoeditada y registrada en 1996) sirvió de despedida a esta veterana banda cántabra, que empezó a funcionar hacia el ´92 / ’93 y en la que militó Cosme (de los ultra-brutales Cerebral Effusion), junto con dos integrantes de lo que posteriormente fue Moonshine (tres si tenemos en cuenta la ultimísima etapa del grupo en el que contaron con la incorporación de Sixto). Pese a que la banda se reactivó con anterioridad, “Remember the Past”, de 2013, es el compendio de viejos temas regrabados (en su mayoría) que les introduce nuevamente de lleno en la escena extrema tras el considerable parón de diecinueve años. La fórmula de Opposer es simple y directa, aunando elementos del Thrash Metal (género predominante en las diez composiciones que pueden escucharse en el álbum) y el Death Metal que aseguran un acabado contundente y pegadizo. A esto hay que sumar los fragmentos de corte melódico-atmosférico que introducen en ocasiones, revistiendo los temas de una mayor profundidad y dotándolos de un dinamismo que ciertamente es de agradecer, evitando así el tedio en el que muchas bandas de este tipo pueden llegar a sumir al oyente. Muchos guiños que recuerdan a Sepultura, Slayer e incluso Kreator, en conspiración con esos aires Death que se dejan oír en ocasiones. Como aspecto negativo citaría el sonido de batería, un tanto sintético tal vez, y ciertos desfases de tiempo en la ejecución instrumental, que en ningún caso empañan el resultado de un álbum debut más que decente.
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Here we announce the new compilation of Morbid Shrine Productions. This one is the second part of a sampler we sent with each order some time ago. This time, you can download it from our Bandcamp, and it is totally free. It contains one song of each of our releases we hope you fucking enjoy. Embrace the darkest Underground!
- GLOOM – Erik Zann
- MOONSHINE – Remembrance (The Awakener)
- SUFFERING – Ofiara
- CARNAL DREAD – Antihuman Toxin
- LUCIFUEGO – Más Almas para Satanás
- PESTICUM – Odium II
- HRIZG – Aequat Omnes Cinis
- OPPOSER – Again
- SELAPHIEL – Sangre en la Cruz
- EALD – Frivolous
- EDENKAISER – Inner Kingdom
- STORMSTONE – The Glorious Storm
- CHAINS OV BELETH – The Coryphaeus
- BRIARGH – A Dark Waterfall over the Mountains
- HRIZG – I Hate
- DJEVELKULT – Blendet Av Guds Lys
- NEVERENDINGHATE – Silenciando la Memoria
- THE HELL – The Human Harvest Fields
Download it for free!!
Now Hrizg is a full band. It happened in the last of 2014, including Enserune (Neverendinghate, ex-Lucifuego), Varkhen (ex-Bittencross, ex-Fatal Portrait, ex-Ancienthorn) and Kaornekan (ex-Bittencross, ex-Fatal Portrait), along with Erun Dagoth (Briargh, Neverendinghate, Deprive, ex-CrystalMoors… and many others). But back in 2007, Hrizg was done by an only member: Erun (aka Hrizg). He recorded «Enemy of Weakness», a demo which was released in split tape via Final Embrace Records, with the Greek band Mortuus Caelum. It was done for only 300 copies which are very hard to find nowadays.
Here is the digital version of the demo, for only 2€.
I. Tears of Hate
II. Aequat Omnes Cinis
III. War & Intolerance
IV. Si Vis Pacem Parabellum
«The stuff was made in Autumn of 2007. In those days, I was living in other place, but I recorded drums in my homeland» Erun said. In fact, drums were recorded in the Damned Studios (owned by Txerra, ex-Eldereon), in less than one hour. «I started to play drums with no marks nor idea what to do next. All drums were recorded in less than one hour. This is the reason of some mistakes and shit. But Hrizg was made of the visceral hate, not super produced albums or whatever». In addition, the drumkit chosen was an old and broken kit of Misanthate (ex-Hrizg, ex-Eldereon), with shitty cymbals and no tuning at all.
The rest of instruments were spawned in Khazad-Dûm Studios and the result is a fast, furious and grim Black Metal with no concessions.
Also, a videoclip was done for «Si Vis Pacem Parabellum», done by Labaru Films. Check it here:
Let me get my one, singular complaint about this album out of the way. With honesty as brutal as the death metal housed within…Doggod is a f@#$ing stupid title. Yeah, I get it. God backwards is dog. How offensive. I think we’ve moved beyond that. So henceforth, given how much I otherwise love this album, I will be referring to it by the far superior title of Death Metal Inkblot of Vagina Dentata
So how good is DMIVD? F@#$ing awesome. The sheer intensity of the music is impossible to not be caught up in. A lot of this has to do with the vocals. The sway between death growls and blackened screeches conjures Burn the Priest-era Randy Blythe possessed by steroid-abusing demons. This is some brutal death with more bite than most. The infectious interplay of these voices hits hard from the very first track.
Then there is the guitar. Insanely catchy melodies and killer use of rhythm splatter the listener all over the floor. Riffs are thrashy as hell, combining with DM to monsrous effect. Thind Black Dahlia meets Vader. But amidst the fury is a surprising command of dynamics. Take the string opening to «Erik Zann» before it is literally shattered by the onslaught. Or the Dramatic intro «Mass Infection.» These elements provide the necessary counterpoints that prevent desensitization over time.
Yes, Vagina Dentata is chock full of great moments. Like the abrupt, but perfect, transition to crusty drums and start stop riff of «Mass Infection.» The racing tremolo lines and double bass of «Cosmic Devourer.» «Bolter» and «Necromancer» are just filled with dirty Devildriverish groove, while «The Halfman» is just endlessly engagin. The use of Dbeat and explosive blastbeats and riffs at the close are ruthless in their delivery.
By the end, there was not a single track I could stand to leave out of my regular playlist rotation. They are all just that good, and each offers a slightly different lethal dose. Do yourslef a favor and pick this one up today for 7 Euro. It’s worth the scratch.
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Gloom play Brutal Death Metal with a Blackened element that allows them to add a viciously melodic edge to their unrelentingly savage assault.
Vocally, we get grunting, pignoise and serrated screams. It’s an impressive display of violence and the various voices are all used when they need to be to wrench up the brutality.
Gloom know how to maximise the extremity of the music while retaining a dynamic approach to songwriting so that the listener doesn’t get bored of listening to the same thing over and over again.
Although they boast an undeniably barbaric core, the Black Metal influence allows the band to add an entire other layer to their assault, with ugly, Blackened riffs and evil atmospheres pervading the songs like an infection.
It’s an interesting approach, as the blasting mayhem is tempered by the malevolent atmosphere in such a way that these two aspects of the band seem at war with each other over which way is best to flay you. This is completely to the listener’s benefit though, as it results in songs that have a creative violence to them that is lacking in many extreme bands.
Imagine a more brutal, Blackened Behemoth, mixed with the hybrid assault of a band like Gloria Morti or Anaal Nathrakh and drenched in the filth of underground Brutal Death Metal…this is where Gloom lurk.
The production allows the band to showcase all of this and everything is pleasingly balanced. Fast or slow the band sound great, but manage to avoid becoming overly polished or sterile. This is music that has a foetid warmth that you can feel as it guts you.
These tracks really are an impressive collection of songs, and there are more interesting ideas and quirks of extremity on this album than a lot of bands manage in a career.
Highly recommended. The more I listen to this, the more it becomes a firm favourite of mine.
Blimey. Hugely impressive. I’m floored.
«Adumbratio» is the name of the second demo of Selaphiel, which will be out in tape format again. More details shall be revealed soon, but you can hear one song in the next link: https://selaphiel.bandcamp.com/track/lucha-de-poder
Stay tuned to their official Facebook too: http://www.facebook.com/Selaphielband
Also check their studio report here.
Gloom… now there’s a good band name, albeit one that might be better suited for a doom act rather than an oppressive blackened death act likes this one. Ridiculously ferocious and turned all the way up to eleven Gloom are blackened death metal at its finest. There sonic assault is all out, emphasizing bass drum blasts and an oppressive sense of sonic desecration that few of the bands peers could imagine living up to. Simply put – their new record Doggod proves that Gloom are the real fucking deal and there is no way around that. These songs contain oodles of suppressed rage communicated in demented pig squeals, ungodly shrieks and demonic growls. Simply put – Gloom are tearing the listener apart inch by bloody inch, proving that truly evil music can still exist in the soul wrenching madness of the twenty first century. Gloom know how to unleash the fascinating darkness that only death metal can provoke. So go out and let the evil shine forth – after all, this is what heavy metal was made for.
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Review taken from: http://www.twoguysmetalreviews.com/2015/09/gloom.html?m=1