Label: Defense Records – DEFENSE 084/MP36
Released: 21st March 2020
Style: Grindcore/death metal
The compilation ‘The Book of Doom’ includes 8 new songs (recorded in 2019), plus 8 pieces (recorded in 2017) from their previous release, split with Expurgo (Brazil). While the vibes vary, the songwriting model is similar. The band mixes grindcore and hardcore things together with death metal influences. Tempos go from blastbeats to D-beats, and riffing varies from fast tremolo picking to punk/hardcore styles. New recordings sound way more demo-ish with their blunt and fuzzy, albeit heavier, sound, when compared to more open and biting split release songs. The older material sounds more extensive, while the new songs are much more no-frills. While the artwork is rather cool, there’s no printed lyrics, which one would need to understand the lyrics. Recommended for fans of Nasum, Napalm Death, Rotten Sound.