HERPES – Doomsday (Nihilistic Holocaust 2010)
Welcome to the universe of the French HERPES – death, doom and destruction are what this is all about! This is their first demo, released on tape by Carbonized Cells and on CDr by the magnificent underground label Nihilistic Holocaust – if you wanna get a scent of whatâ€™s going on in horrific darkness, jump their way!
When the CD starts spinning, downtuned and dirty raw madness emerges from the speakers and the listener is intertwined in a doomy gloomy dark world of a gasping growl, raw guitar riffs, a rumbling bass and noisy drums, hidden just below the wall of guitar distortion and a heavy bass a little bit of control, in the controlled way. If you already havenâ€™t thought AUTOPSY, this is the time – homage to the gods – without being a sad copy – this is wellmade and played Death Metal with intensity, darkness and passion!
I dig the 5 tracks on this demo and this is yet a band I will be looking forward to hearing more from! They have a nice take on doomy and dirty brutal Death Metal and the keys utilized on the last track â€˜Frozen Funeralâ€™ is working quite well, more of that please.
(Originally published @www.nocturnalhorde.com)