Italian Brutal Death Metal Powerhouse
Although Brutal Death Metal is a plague that is spread throughout the globe, Italy is not well known for their Brutal Death Metal bands. Well if you think that Fleshgod Apocalypse counts…
Scourge of the Formless Breed is an album that is more brutal than technical per se, even though bands that follow this style ought to have great technical skills, and this is, naturally, what separates the good bands from idiots trying to play in the great game of metal.
Going to the good side, Septycal Gorge shows with relatively short tracks – that in total clock in at 32 minutes (the average of Death Metal bands methinks) – they are in for the kill. The songs are very aggressive, the drumming is so insane, I would like to see them live. Plus the vocals are really guttural and impressive, and the rifferama is like a bulldozer chopping up the eardrums with no sense of remorse and their metal is a no compromising one.
Whilst not being the most original act in the world of brutal extreme music, Septycal Gorge is an excellent band and sometimes we need more of the same. But only if it excels the expectations as these Italians do. Totally recommended!
Scourge of the Formless Breed is out now on Comatose Music
(Daniel “Roderick” Death)