This is a wonderful piece of underground awesomeness! Our friends at Caverna Abismal are releasing this split tape, featuring NECROSODOMY and GRAVECRUSHER, two bands coming from Szeged (Hungary) and both playing old-school death metal but with distinct influences in the way they sound, even with both bands sharing two of its members. This split tape is the reissue of both bands first demos, together on just one release.
Let’s start with the songs delivered by GRAVECRUSHER. These are three death metal front kicks to your teeth, fast when they need to be and slowing down at all the right times you need to catch your breath, until the next batch of fury unleashes upon you. I really can’t pick out a favorite song, because they all have something I really appreciate and I think they have this slower/faster thing well figured out. I can hear these songs over and over and they never get old or boring. The riffs are awesome and the drumming is spot on great! They have a new EP out and I’m also getting that one.
Now, let’s get to NECROSODOMY’s contribution to this split. The first thing noticeable as soon as ‘Eternal Darkness’ start to play is how close they sound to a Swedish band. I mean, they have that old Entombed/Dismember thing going on, which can only mean good things, if they manage to keep their own ideas above the emulation of past glories. Their second track featured here, ‘Morbid Incarnation’, got more playing time mainly because it’s a very in-your-face kind of song, fast and hard-hitting. These guys still haven’t released anything past these two songs, but if something new gets out there, I can see myself spending some silver with them.
[reviewed by: Rui Marujo]