'Black moon rising'

(Self-released CD)

MARK: 67/100


Hard to set in a genre, the US Georgians play a sort of Blackened metal, neither modern, nor traditional (with the exception of the title-track), with a few digressions into Hard rock; all of this makes their first effort appreciable.
The sounds are pretty raw and simple (just a Metalzone distorsion), and this is particularly hearable in the quite tight "Hurt Somebody", in the vein of Judecca. As for the vocals, they are often aggressive in diverse ways (Kreator-like, 80s Death/Black-wise, epic, or on other occasions Arch Enemy-influenced), and that's a plus of the album.
Had the record been edited and mastered better, songs such as "The 25th Hour" would've turned it to better account, and also the drumming is a few times imprecise.
Notwithstanding that, you can hear there's some good potential within Deathloch, just needing to be refined, better channeled and exploited, but for a debut we can't but be satisfied with the acceptable outcome.

MARKUS GANZHERRLICH - September 20th, 2010

Line-up on this record:
Karl Janus - v.
John Kowalski - g.
Bryan Peel - b.
Micah Brook - lead g.
John Raper - d.

Kennesaw, GA - USA

Official sites:


-Black moon rising (CD - 2010)