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Withered - Grief Relic



6.9 | 20 votes |
Release date: 27 May 2016
Style: Blackened death metal

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01. Leathery Rind
02. A Realm Of Suffering
03. Withdraw
04. Feeble Gasp
05. Husk
06. Downward
07. Distort, Engulf
08. To Glimpse Godliness

Grief Relic is my first time crossing paths with Withered, the joining of the mighty Ethan McCarthy (Primitive Man, Vermin Womb, ex-CTTTOAFF) to the band being a treat that immediately raised interest. This black/death metal infantry is armed to the teeth with all the fixins: blitzkrieg guitars, thundering drum and bass, monstrous vocals from Ethan and Mike Thompson, and a pleasantly variable tempo ranging from frantic bangers one moment to slow, painful crushers the next. If you've been running low on the brutality pills lately, Withered are happy to compensate.

Get rekt.

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04.03.2016 - 03:52
Alex F
Fuck to the yes. These guys freaking rule. Can't wait for the full thing
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18.05.2016 - 21:37
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Tage Westerlund
Written by Alex F on 04.03.2016 at 03:52

Fuck to the yes. These guys freaking rule. Can't wait for the full thing


Tried it you must be a fan of band to like it , nothing fresh into music
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25.05.2016 - 23:15
MetalDoomMaster
The logo and cover art make this album seem much less crushing than it is.
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27.05.2016 - 21:24
Auntie Sahar
Drone Empress
Written by MetalDoomMaster on 25.05.2016 at 23:15

The logo and cover art make this album seem much less crushing than it is.

Looks can be deceiving, in this case for the better!
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03.06.2016 - 04:47
Rating: 7
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Personally, I found this to be pretty dull. It's technical, but without soul. That and I feel like I've heard it before. I expect more from ELM.
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20.06.2016 - 05:45
Auntie Sahar
Drone Empress
Written by flightoficarus on 03.06.2016 at 04:47

Personally, I found this to be pretty dull. It's technical, but without soul. That and I feel like I've heard it before. I expect more from ELM.

Consider the fact though that the band had already had a history long before his joining though, so he may not exactly be exerting the most influence over the songwriting here. Withered isn't really "Ethan's band" in the same sense that Primitive Man, Vermin Womb, CTTTOAFF, etc. are
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I am the Magician and the Exorcist. I am the axle of the wheel, and the cube in the circle. “Come unto me” is a foolish word: for it is I that go.

~ II. VII
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20.06.2016 - 06:26
Rating: 7
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Written by Auntie Sahar on 20.06.2016 at 05:45

Consider the fact though that the band had already had a history long before his joining though, so he may not exactly be exerting the most influence over the songwriting here. Withered isn't really "Ethan's band" in the same sense that Primitive Man, Vermin Womb, CTTTOAFF, etc. are


Makes sense. It certainly has a different sound whereas most of his other projects have a certain uniting aspect.
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16.07.2016 - 18:55
3rdWorld
China was a neat
Need to get on this. Will probably do tonight.
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19.07.2016 - 08:04
3rdWorld
China was a neat
It's a good record but sounds more brutal death metallish than black death to me and slight doom influences as well. Its only decent and certainly not on Primitive Man levels of goodness.
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