A horrible hack

Sadistik Forest

Morbid Majesties

Year Released: 2018
Format: Download
Label: Transcending Obscurity
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Jun 5, 2018
A chunkily satisfying death metal effort here that offers far more than a casual listen might suggest. The thing manages to sucker you in from the get-go thanks to capable riffing, admirable vocal slurry and a smothering sense of density, but once you’ve come to terms with its immediate charms you'll discover that the stitched-together parts are actually in varying stages of decomposition. Guitar lines slime their way down odd, uncomfortable apertures; harsh, scraping vocals offset the deathly gurgles and moments of dour atmosphere are respectfully draped like a sheet covering a corpse on a hospital gurney. That it has been put together so subtly is testament to the band's undeniable skill, but it also brings to mind a rather worrying thought – what strange things might we find in the dark as we explore these hidden depths?


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