Sunday, May 17, 2015

Gravestone-Ancient Spirits (2014)

This is a fucking milestone. It begins with an introduction and after that, the opening riff of "Hidden Remains" sets the frame and for the rest of the album cracks the skulls with their musical assault. All hell breaks loose and the blastbeats are immediately recognizable, and the drumming does not just stay to that, yet flows greatly through the album with insane drum fills and rolls that fit in greatly with the music. Talent, skill, and musical intelligence. Furthermore, equally recognizable in the guitar work, with the riffs and dissonant/atonal leads, the bass lines are complementary to the riffs and sound closer to Morbid Angel.The lyrics are about the ancient gods and all that occult stuff, possessing any superhuman powers in general. There are no actual highlights on the album since every song is brutally punctual, but I believe that my personal favourite would be one of these: "From the shadows", "Pain overcomes the tolerance", and  "Satanic rotten tongues". So, I believe there is not much more to be said about this unstoppable death metal beast. If you like extreme metal and you don't like this, you just probably don't really like extreme metal, but you're unaware of that fact. This is simply essential. Southamerican brutality. GET IT!
Review by Paul Caravasi

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