Pain Will Define Their Death
Review by Carl on October 26, 2020.
What do you get when you drop Behemoth, Hate Eternal, Deeds of Flesh and Rebaelliun in a blender? Probably a gory mess, but for the sake of this review let's pretend the result would sound like this here Vitriol. This four track cd is a well aimed blow in the gut, in the nuts or to the face, whatever sounds the most painful to you. This is one vicious little ditty, this one.
Proceedings kick off with the title track in which this US trio immediately make clear what you'll get the coming 16 minutes. A massive sound and excellent musicianship blend together in a relentless aural assault. The song is spiked with dissonant black metal riffing and the scream in the break halfway through this track just makes you wanna jump up and smash whatever's in sight. 'Pain Will Define Their Death' is without a doubt my favorite track on this EP. Not that the following songs are to be laughed at, no way. The sonic holocaust continues and the riffing stays on point for the duration of the cd. Third song 'Violence, a Worthy Truth' takes the pedal of the metal for a bit without losing the overall intensity of the presented material. In this track you can really hear what the members of the band are capable of with their instruments. Closer 'The Parting of a Neck' returns to the dissonant riffing heard before and throws in a Morbid Angel-ish solo into the mix, to great effect.
If I have to describe this EP in one word, it would without doubt be "powerful". The crushing production, the skilled musicianship and great songwriting all mix together in a blazing death metal bombing campaign that scores high in the intensity stakes. If you're into death metal, it would be a shame to miss out on this.
I hope they bring on a full length shortly. It's just that good!
Rating: 8 out of 10286