posted on 3/2009 By:
Like the straight forward blasting death metal assault of Krisiun? Like Polish death metal? Then Gortal is for you as they combine the two into one competent but run of the mill salvo of death metal.
With current members of Pyorrhoea in their ranks and at one time having members of Hate and Devlyn also serving in the band, Gortal’s sound should leave nothing to the imagination; straight forward, no frills brutal blasting death metal with an emphasis on the blasting.
With a run time of 31 minutes, Blastphemous Sindecade like most death metal of this style is perfectly timed to be in and out without overstaying its welcome, partly because the music runs together after about 20 minutes and partly that’s how death metal of this style should be done. There’s a spooky intro, and a few moments slow down to a typical slow, controlled rumble such as the brief midsections of “Deathamantion” and “Forgotten Writing” but on the whole, Blastphemous Sindecade is a pedal to the metal full on assault, but never too techy or noodly like say Origin or Brain Drill, as Gortal keep things relatively simple. The vocals are typical-not too guttural or vocoded, having a Deicide like dual demonic tone and there’s even a few solos (“Beast War Terror”). Tracks like “Perversity Rites,” “Black Purest Desecration,” “Unleash Hell,” “Obscene Nazarene,” “Blastphemy” ( yup “Blast-phemy”) as you can tell from the titles, aren’t exactly high art but deliver a tightly played and produced if unimaginative and by the numbers slab of death metal.
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