What I love about being a writer for a great metal webzine is that I get introduced to all kinds of talent that I havenât heard before. I donât think Iâm that limited when it comes to my genres of metal but Iâm coming to realize that there are a ton of great bands that Iâve been missing out on. Horrendous
is definitely one of those bands with a huge callback to the death metal days of the late 80âs/early 90âs era with shredding riffs and bleak vocals that are along the lines of the late and great Chuck Schuldiner.
There is enough structure to allow the rhythms to go from a galloping speed to a slow creeping, churning haze full of distortion without allowing any moments of awkwardness get in there like Iâve heard from others in the past. What I also like is that Horrendous
is not ashamed to show their influences, they donât try to hide it; rather they wear it proudly on their sleeve.
âAltarsâ is great track with a rhythm that has you banging your had throughout and completely takes you back to the early albums done by the likes of Death and Obituary
while âThe Somberâ contains echoing vocals and ripping guitar that eventually to more of doom-like or melancholy speed. âFatal
Dreamsâ takes it back up to blistering madness with pounding drums and low guttural growls. The horror-like interlude of âSleep Sickness
â sets the theme for the nine minute closer âThe Eye
of Madnessâ that churns out a dark ambience that goes back and forth between doom and death metal that gives it a nice variation instead of just plodding along with the same repeated rhythm.
is one of the best death metal bands that Iâve heard in a long time. For someone so fresh they definitely have clamped down on that old school metal vibe and have mastered it with no problem. Horrendous
and their new album âThe Chills
â definitely deserves your attention, go check it out now!