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GOD SYNDROME – CONTROVERSE (EXTREME MELODIC DM, REVIEW)

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 God Syndrome are from Samara, Russia, and play extreme melodic death metal. The 2016 release Controverse is an interesting concept album full of emotion and expression, showcasing God Syndrome’s creativity and experimentation.

  As mentioned in the opening, God Syndrome play extreme melodic death metal, but mix in other elements taken from the US brutal dm scene, and slight blackened influences from notable Polish dm bands such as Hate. There is also a strong modern metal influence running through the music, which is sewn together to present the listener with an amalgamation of various metal genres.

  I’m not the biggest fan of melodic dm, but for those who are, in my opinion I think you will be really satisfied with Controverse. It represents the genre incredibly well, but the brutal approach drawn from the US dm scene doesn’t quite flow with the harmonious melodies, which often brought the tracks down making them too soft for my ears. Personally, I would prefer God Syndrome to be more brutal and loose the Scandinavian mellow dm, so they could be a much heavier band, but it is just my personal taste, and I’m not suggesting the band play bad music, because they don’t.

  Overall Controverse is crafted to a solid standard for the style, and is highly recommended for fans of mellow dm who are seeking something a little different.

 Please support God Syndrome at the following links below, and their music is available from Bandcamp.

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Grog–Ablutionary Rituals cd {Murder Rec/Helld Prod.}

Grog are a long running old-school brutal death metal band that mixes in some grind elements into their music.Ablutionary Rituals is the bands fourth full length release and contains fourteen songs.The drumming is done with a lot of crazed blasting drums but the drummer does slow to a more controlled fast drum pace in a few of the tracks.The guitar work is played with extremely fast,violent guitar patterns.The vocals mix both brutal death metal growls and some screams entertwined in a few of the songs.If you are a fan of mid 90’s death metal mixed with elements of grind then be sure to check out Grog’s newest release today.

Label Contacts

http://www.helldprod.com/

http://www.murder-records.com/

 
Hell Ripper–Complete And Total Fucking Mayhem cd,Lp

Hell Ripper is a one man band who comes out of Scotland’s black,thrashing metal scene and this is a review of Complete And Total Fucking Mayhem.Featuring the band’s E.P’s and split releases all on one cd.The music itself is a great mix of early black metal and aggressive,fast thrash metal.The main musician James does a great job of writing and performing the instruments.The guitar work is is a mix of both fast and mid paced sections together.The guitars also have some early punk riffs and arrangements mixed into a couple of the songs.James vocal patterns are a mix of raw black screams and some death metal growls used in a few of the songs.If you are a fan of well written and performed old-school black,thrashing metal with elements of early punk rock then be sure to check out Hell Ripper today.

Band Contact

https://hellripper.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/hellrippermetal

Mortal Strike–For The Loud And The Aggressive cd {Self-Released}

Coming out of the Austrian thrash metal scene is Mortal Strike who play a very extreme thrash metal.For The Loud And The Aggressive is the bands debut full length featuring ten songs of raging aggressive thrash.The drumming is played with a lot of skill and well written drum patterns that range from extremely fast to a more controlled mid pace drum style.The vocals range from thrashy screams to a more controlled traditional heavy metal screams and vocals.Anyone into early thrash metal mixed with elements of heavy metal guitar work and vocals should defintly check out Mortal Strike’s debut release today.

Band Contacts

http://www.mortal-strike.com/

https://mortalstrike.bandcamp.com/

Nukem–Unholy Trinity digital release {Sleazy Rider Rec.}

California’s Nukem have released their debut full length release.Nukem play a style of thrash mixed with traditional heavy metal influences.The guitar work is done with a lot of well crafted and played guitar patterns that go from crazed,fast to a more controlled mid paced guitar style.The guitarist writes some well placed and played guitar solo’s mixed into the music.The drums are done in the same vein with chaotic,blasting drum patterns to a more well played mid paced drum tone..Nukem play aggressive and violent early U.S style thrash metal so if this sounds like your kind of music then be sure to check out Nukem today.

Band Contacts

https://twitter.com/Nukem_Thrash

http://nukem.bigcartel.com/