Seven Times Seven

(Bones Brigade)


MARK: 78/100


After a couple of MCD's here we have the debut CD of this Italian 3-piece; fast, dismal, good recorded death metal, with guttural and occasional harsh rasping vocals; the drum parts are almost always hectic and there're also some slowing downs the way Incantation have been accustoming us for years. Only "Until Your Awakening" has a beginning with Middle East sounds that remind me of Nile a bit, and by reading their bio I find out their lyrics are about ancient Babylonian and Sumerian deities of the underworld; interesting choice, but it sounds suspect these times... The attitude they play brutal death is comparable to Ravager's or Impious's, so prepare to be choked without mercy, even if more dynamism would have been welcome.