MetalBite Review by JD on 9/19/2010
Greek Death Metal has been some of the most brutal ever forged by the hands of mere mortals. It is known for it destructive power and its outright snubbing of the mainstream metal to create things that are itís own. I love musicians who can do that, and back it up with quality music.... just like Homo Iratus
This Greek threesome create some seriously intense yet melodic Death Metal that is actually catchy while being heavy enough for any metaller in the world. I find myself having to describe them as one part Corrosion Of Conformity
, one part Motorhead
and one part early Carcass
with a sound like Venom
mixed with Nuclear Assault
sort of vibe as well. Eclectic... yes... yet great.
It is true that Homo Iratus
is not very technical, but their ability to execute their music with major power while having so much melody make up for it with. Sadly... this is only a four track EP, which as people know, makes me want more. Being that this is a EP, and having this overly simplistic approach to the recording - brings my rating down somewhat, thankfully I still love it though, and my ratings go up in other areas.
There is a report that Homo Iratus
have broken-up at the time that I write this. I hope that this report is just nothing more than speculation. These guys have found their way into my playing rotation and that is hard in the first place. I hope that the band are still together because they owe everyone a full album. This is just a tease for my metallic pallet. I hate being teased, but I will wait to hear more.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 7.5 out of 10