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Eternal Rot - Moribound review




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Band: Eternal Rot
Album: Moribound
Style: Doom death metal
Release date: July 2023


01. Summoned From Moribound Delusions
02. Reflected In Perpetual Waves Of Despair
03. Swollen Corpse Adoration
04. Desecrated Guts
05. Gestures Never Recalled
06. Lurker In The Morgue

You know those zombies hanging around on the cover of Scream Bloody Gore? Imagine handing those undead buddies some guitars, a drum kit, and a microphone. Now ask them to play some doom death. What is it going to sound like? Moribound is your answer!

In light of my recent enjoyment of Angrrsth and 71TONMAN, I've come to realize that Polish extreme metal bands have a certain brutal edge that makes them stand out from the rest of their competition. This proves once again true with the Polish trio who don the name Eternal Rot.

Three studio albums deep into their metal career, this three-piece are proud practitioners of doom death with slow, heavy, and vile riffs creating a cavernous and claustrophobic atmosphere. Accentuating the rumbling guitar-work and catchy drumming are the impressively guttural vocal performances which sound more savage than ever before on Moribound.

Usually, I'm a stickler for vocals, needing to enjoy them first and foremost in order to give the rest of the music a chance. However, in this case, the crushing guitars have stomped me into submission, it seems. Who cares whether the vocals are indiscernible? In a way, the mindless growling, grunting, and burping contributes to the overall subterranean atmosphere. A few unusual vocals do appear, for example when the track "Desecrated Guts" opens with the faint singing of monks, adding to the feeling of submerging into a dank crypt. But, for the most part, the album sticks to a consistent formula, overwhelming the listener with monstrous growls and chunky, chugging riffs.

Upon my first listening, once I paid closer attention to the growls, they seemed kind of comical after a while. However, combined with the seriously groovy riffage and the excellent production sound, I can't help but simply headbang and smile. This is what a party with musically talented zombies would sound like, and I wouldn't want it any other way.

So, dear reader, if you're planning on taking a break from epic and grandiose storytelling and just want to enjoy a wild, catchy jam session, Eternal Rot have got you covered! Behold the ultra-heavy soundwaves of the undead!







Written on 24.07.2023 by The sign of good music is the ability to both convey and trigger emotion.


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Comments: 4   Visited by: 30 users
25.07.2023 - 07:27
nikarg

This is very good. The vocals are sick (and I mean really sick), and they are the ones that stood out for me before the guitars did (the guitars are great, too, and I like the production a lot).

Cool intro, man, describes the album perfectly.
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25.07.2023 - 13:48
Rating: 8
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by nikarg on 25.07.2023 at 07:27

This is very good. The vocals are sick (and I mean really sick), and they are the ones that stood out for me before the guitars did (the guitars are great, too, and I like the production a lot).

Cool intro, man, describes the album perfectly.

Thanks! You're right, the vocals are a real highlight, and the guitar sound is just as vile
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02.08.2023 - 12:12
Rating: 7
musclassia

The vocals are by far the strongest element of this album; it would still be somewhat decent without it (the bluesy rock bit near the end of Swollen Corpse Adoration and other quirks help mix up a fairly standard doom death musical base), but the vocals pretty much single-handedly make the album noteworthy IMO
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11.12.2023 - 12:44
Rating: 8
BitterCOld
The Ancient One
Found this late, love the guitar riff/crunch/sound, but find the vox delightful.
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