Loathfinder – The Great Tired Ones Review | Planet Caravan

Godz Ov War Productions are about to release the debut EP of a band called Loathfinder in April. They are a blackened doom act from Poland, and we just received an advanced promotional copy of ‘The Great Tired Ones’ from the label to review.

Before I go into the tracks of this EP, the first thing that I liked about this album is the fascinating cover art which has been done by Robert A. von Ritter (Outre, Diabolizer, Witchmaster) with the design and colours being the creations of Maciej Kamuda (Nekrofilth, Kingdom, Ectovoid). The mixing and mastering on this has been done by Haldor Grunberg of Satanic Audio (Azarath, Thaw, Blaze Of Perdition).
The very first track itself establishes the slow morbid death/doom metal sound of the EP. The gainy riff has a bit of stoner doom influences of the likes of Sleep and Electric Wizard and the vocals sound along the lines of Obituary’s Tardy. The melodies and the melancholy guitar interludes add a different flavor to the song. The next track “Feast On My Entrails” goes a bit more aggressive and the tempo changes are really good.

“Scents Of Regression” begins with a pounding bass intro and has a oppressive atmoshphere throughtout the riffs. The vocals are also tighter in this one and needless to say this one’s my favourite track from this record. The EP ends with the title track which has a very eerie intro and has melodic guitar interludes like the first song. The guitar works reach a new level here and the melodies have been perfectly placed alongside the riffs.


Overall this is a typical blackened doom sound with the band not going into any ‘experiments’ at all. But they have done a very decent job with the music and the mixing. This is likely to appeal a lot to the old school crowd.

Written by – Spirit Crusher

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Ljosazabojstwa – Staražytnaje licha Review

A dark grim reaper sitting down or unmoving in a field of grass, and a half shown moon in a cloud filled dark sky- if the demo cover isn’t enough to give you the shivers, then surely the songs will.

The band has its root from Belarus and is underground as anything.  Staražytnaje licha is the 2015 demo release by the band and it kicks major ass in the blackened death metal music.

The drumming in the album is just raw and insane. I couldn’t be happier than this blast filled, unadulterated drumming. The demo has 4 songs: and it begins with a nine minute long song: blast of drums, growl of vocals, and a flourish of trumpets in the midway of the song. The guitar is distorted and dropped down, and can I just say the riffs are monstrous? The song ends with a soothing arpeggio.

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“Staražytnaje licha” is the next track and the title track of the demo and the blast and fury of guitar and drums follows on as usual. “Kamunija ahniom” is a personal favorite track of the whole demo. Too bad the lyrics are in Native language, and isn’t in English. The songs just speaking from the musical composition point of view are dense, dark, complicated and fucking brilliant!

This is one of the best black/ death metal demos that came out recently and should be a must listen for any extreme metal fan out there. So what are you waiting for?

 

Write By: Disambrae