A horrible hack

Tomb Mold

Primordial Malignity

Year Released: 2017
Format: Download
Label: Blood Harvest
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Mar 30, 2017
Loved Tomb Mold's 'The Bottomless Perdition' tape from last year, and this is a more than satisfying follow-up. The band play a dense, dark, soil-choked brand of death metal that sounds genuinely primitive. This is odd thing to try to get across, because while the two guys can clearly play, their music is nevertheless possessed of a strange, atavistic quality that doesn't sound like it's being affected or otherwise put-on: everything just seems damp and clammily unnerving, as though ancient roots are pushing their way through whatever modern foundation they've built their music upon. Classic Finnish stuff is the easy touchstone, but more than anything this is just great death metal with a real sense of the other about it.

Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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