Immediately the blasting intro of Thru our Scars hit me in the face and I was all set to enjoy it, when the tiny out-of-tune violin came in and I was hit by a moment of doubt, but this quickly whipped away as the song progressed. Similar to their fellow Italian death metal act Hour of Penance, who have even shared some of the same lineup, Fleshgod Apocalypse have made a huge splash upon the worldwide underground death market for their combination of highly presentable studio presentation, technical wherewithal and punishing, dynamic composition. What more could you want. The relentlessness and precision herein might drive away some of the more organic-minded amongst you, but with only five tracks, I don’t think it’ll be the case. Another slightly odder addition to the Fleshgod arsenal are Rossi’s operatic cleans, which required some getting used to before I fully enjoyed them.
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After a long hiatus this album sounded pretty fresh, yet though far from perfect Soul Strings. From Fleshgod apocalypse mafia comes one of the most impressive and, for a lack of a better term, funnest extreme metal records heard all year.
That was until I got a promo of the furious and oddly likable Mafia, five song EP. When it comes to death metal, there’s no denying that some of the world’s most technically proficient and inhuman acts play within the abrasive and heavy style.
It still means this is a powerful and genuine album, and gazing at all those insanely crafted complex instrumentations in a fuelled speed, I am really impressed by the band this time round too.
Pulling Out The Nails. A joke that is passed around a bit within the local death metal scene is that ‘Mafia’s album cover is actually a painting of the drummer. The vocals on the album are mostly low intelligible gutturals, delivering a commendable lyrical blow to the corruption and violence of the Sicilian Mafia. We will dare you all to face the bloody fakes you made! That is all neither here nor there though.
It is a virtual guarantee that “wow” will not only be among the first words out of your mouth during the opening moments of “Thru Our Scars”but will be uttered fleshgod apocalypse mafia increased frequency all the way to the end. Featuring the BC Weekly best new albums and artists fleshgod apocalypse mafia Yet the unashamed fleshgod apocalypse mafia of classical symphonies is still prevalent supplying the trademark Fleshgod… feel.
They all use Fleshgod’s trademark guttural vocals, brutal riffs, neo-classical leads, and pounding drums. Pussy Slayer A relentless EP that absolutely melts your face off with its sheer and utter brutality. This use of repetition is not a negative quality however and helps the songs stay in your head for days on end. It’s not perfect, but there’s a good lead here and its overall more exciting, despite the slower pace.
Also of note are the great guitarists at work here, who effortlessly switch between crunchy, heavy riffs and neoclassical shredding. Aforementioned axe-men and Fleshgod apocalypse mafia Apocalypse share love for tuneful and dramatic soloing.
I was pleased though with the quality of the cover, seeing as it was not paocalypse direct copy of the original and that fleshgod had put their own spin on it, Not as good as the original by far, but still not bad at all. Not only because of the speed and precision but because it is in good taste and they sound immense as apposed to clinical.
Freed of many typical songwriting conventions, death metal musicians are given a wider playing field with which to sport their skills, and give a feeling of brutality and aggression scarcely seen in other styles.
Notice I said “slightly. The brutal death metal framework, neo-classical guitar parts, and instrumental interludes are still intact.
Fleshgod exchanges blast beats for some of the original’s stomping, grinding drum patterns. ConorFynesJanuary 2nd, Less orchestra and more metal and all the more epic for it.
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To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the “Report to Facebook” and “Mark as spam” links that appear next to the comments themselves. Much like the behemoth squid on the cover of this EP writhes its tentacles through an angry sea, Mafia seeks to quickly follow last year’s debut Oracles as a statement of solidarity, a proof positive that lightning can strike twice and that Fleshgod plans on an ensuing series of electrical storms that penetrate the dense, earthy crust of fleshgod apocalypse mafia death metal fan’s robust skull.
To make what would otherwise be above-average tech fleshgod apocalypse mafia better, symphonic influences such as a violin breakdown, orchestral section and even an operatic clean vocalist are thrown in, to never let the listen get too one-tracked in death metal.
The guitar tone is similar to Oracles but slightly thicker and more bludgeoning. Throughout the EP, the guitars go from crushing and chugging riffs to harmonized solos, along with insanely fast-paced drums, all within in the same song. Ben Dudai This EP fucking rocks and i think really feels much more direct and powerful than anything they’ve done since.
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Streaming and Download help. What strikes me first, after getting over the ridiculously fast drumming and laser precise string shredding, is the more traditional, NWOBHM metal influences found throughout the fleshgod apocalypse mafia original songs, especially in ‘Thru Our Scars’ and ‘Conspiracy’ of Silence’. And this lovely EP dropped into my lap one day and it was a simple matter of barricading myself in my fortress apocaltpse solitude to listen to it flesugod.