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mercoledì 4 dicembre 2013

Putrefact - Of Those Who Were Deceased

#FOR FANS OF: Death metal old-school, Grave, Dismember, Unleashed, Morbid Angel
This two-track EP from Mexico’s Putrefact is a shining example of old-school death metal that has a lot of elements at work in the different underground sections of the genre. There’s elements of cavernous-sounding primitive Death, Swedish styled influences and even sections replete with doom influences though those are on the backburner, and normally, these are simple, primitive tracks all slung through those Swedish sounding riffs at various tempos, from straight-forward chugging to thrashing death metal or slow-paced doom offerings that keep the Swedish guitars rattling along nicely as it burns through its paces. You really can’t tell much about a band with such a small window of critique, though it definitely seems apparent the band is hungry, energetic and definitely willing to play around with the clichés, as the opener "We Were Deceased", tends to roll through far more up-beat tempos and thrashes more often than not, meshing really nicely with the simply massive, cavernous vocals that really give an aura of dirty, mucky howls corresponding to the guttural tone of the guitars. Second song, "II" is slightly more doom-oriented as it’s a little slower, contains far more spacious patterns and kicks up the energy rarely, which isn’t a shocker since more than half of it is taken up with an ambient noise outro. It’s hard to see where they’re going, but this definitely seems like a fine band to watch in the scene if they can give us a little more to handle on future releases. (Don Anelli)

(Pulverised Records - 2013)
Score: 65