Wednesday, April 17, 2013

FESTERING`s Exhumed EP Reviewed and Free Download!

Festering from Portugal is one of those bands that were active in the mid nineties and that now has been resurrected to once again spread their brand of death doom and destruction. Cause that is what we are treated to, death metal of the old school vein. The music is varied and the tempos goes up and down, from doomy to blown away with the blast beat. One can tell that these guys have been at it (yes I know that there is only one original member left) for a long time, of course maybe not in this band but doing their craft in other bands. Everyone plays competently and we are given a dish that is more or less what you can expect from an old school death metal band. The song writing is solid and the two tracks are great (there is an intro as well).

The tracks are:

1. Festering, a little spooky intro that sets a nice mood.

2. Exhumed, a classic cut of death metal beef. It starts with a punk beat and a tremolo picked riff. After almost a minute the song changes up to a more groovy chorus, nice stuff indeed. On this track we are treated to a killer solo.

3. Submerged In Emptiness is to my ears a kind of Dismember sounding song. The intro has a real flesh from bone tearing sound, really epic. Almost midway through the song everything slows down and doom descends, then a little bass break and then back to the bone crushing heaviness!

What obviously gives it away that this is a modern release is the production,  and the production is great. This Ep sounds exactly the way an old school band should sound anno 2013. The guitars have the chainsaw sound of old but they are more in your face so to say. The bass is loud and heavy, what sounds the most modern is the drums, cause they have a nice slick sound. If I could make on little complaint it would be the kick drum sound, it sounds to triggered for my taste, I wish they would have gone for a more natural sound. But everything works together well, Festering's EP Exhumed is for sure a keeper and I hope to hear a full length album from these fine fellows soon.

Sweden`s Wilhelm Lindh*, "Portuguese by adoption," guitar player,  composer and owner of the Doom / Death Metal band The Gardnerz, reviews here in Careful and professional analysis to the music and albums with suggestions of what there is to see and hear ... not to be missed. "The wisdom is found in the extremes, all extreme Metal here!".

Festering decided to make available here the links to download (Wave & MP3) of the last 7" EP - "Exhumed", enjoy!!

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