Sermon Of The Dead

United Kingdom Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Sermon Of The Dead
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Type: Demo
Release Date: August 6th, 2020
Label: Independent
Genre: Death, Doom
1. Vile Congregation
2. Anthropophagy

Review by Alex on September 7, 2020.

Set for a September 18th release through Redefining Darkness, is Enwretch's first real effort as a death metal project, Sermon of the Dead. This project from United Kingdom has already nailed the sound of what you'd expect to hear coming from the region. From cavernous growling, to a rumbling production, the base necessities are fulfilled on this demo comprised of a mere 2, yet enjoyable pieces.

'Vile Congregation' commences the ceremony with a doomy buildup that explodes into a mid-paced lap. I say "lap" because of how similar the opening track is to the final, 'Anthropophagy'. They both utilize identical structured main riffs and rhythms that'd make you believe one track was seemingly split into two parts. Either way, both possess enough promise for what could potentially become one of many entities within the avenue of quality death metal.

I was made to understand that Enwretch began as 2 friends playing music together during the pandemic and it really does sound as such. There's inexperience to be heard, yet all the while, there lies signaling possibility for development into something more noteworthy. It'll be interesting to hear what else comes from Enwretch should the project continue. For now, what is created here should suffice.

Rating: 6.5 out of 10