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MB Premiere and Review: THORN - 'Xenolith Of Slime'

Underground death metal heroes THORN conjure up their third full length which is easily their most mature and immersive one yet. They've elevated their unique style of barbaric old school death metal blended with emotionally-charged atmospheric parts which very few bands are able to pull off convincingly.

Thorn's songs on this album are quite dissonant and diabolic in terms of their riffing, frequent melodies and solos, deep guttural vocals with harsh backing vocals, and dynamic drum work that often does double-bass drumming, blast beats and very slow-paced mid-tempo. The riffing in particular has a very dirty and savage style with the tight guitar playing of either tremolo picking or down-picking, blending with the drums to create some eerie and morbid atmosphere which feels like your impending doom awaits. On top of that, the guitar melodies and solos add another dose of creepiness to that omnipresent dread and horror which has been with us from the very beginning. The guttural vocals are very thick and strong in terms of their execution, fitting wonderfully with all that instrumental work, but they also provide a very unusual feeling to that already impending doom as if you're being stalked by a hideous eldritch beast that will devour your body to the bone. Read full review here.

MetalBite is proud to present new track 'Xenolith Of Slime' from the upcoming THORN's new record Evergloom coming out this September 15th, 2023 via Transcending Obscurity Records. This bludgeoning dose of death metal should appeal to music fans of Desecresy, Intestine Baalism, Edge of Sanity, Desultory, Fumes.


Brennen Westermeyer - Everything


Entered: 7/3/2023 6:44:33 AM
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