Chuck Schuldiner Project

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Septycal Gorge-Scourge of the Formless Breed

First college shower, check. First college shit, check. First college full length review, here we go. It's been far too long since I've reviewed a chunky and incredibly brutal death meal record. Septycal Gorge's latest offering, the almighty Scourge of the Formless Breed is the sort of death embracing riff-centric record that is filled with crushing attacks, pounding grooves, and growls torn from the crypt, in other words, everythign a death metal record needs to succeed. Septycal Gorge understand the glory of pure anarchistic brutality, and they put it all on the table for Scourge of the Formless Breed.

I think that a big part of the reason that Scourge of the Formless Breed sounds so damn tight is because of the bands pedigree. They've been around for ten years, and now their colossal bottom end crunch is better than ever. For years they've stood as one of the best groups in the Italian death metal scene, and now Scourge of the Formless Breed seems to have risen up to put them in a position to be among the nations chief musical exports. It's easy to fall into the hyperspeed riffage and punishing grooves of tracks like Urizen - Burning Sun. There is something very human about the sounds on this record. If you let yourself dive into these infectious grooves you might never find your way out.

Septycal Gorge understand the glory of music that is loud, destructive, and proud of it. The growls here are torn from Tartarus and the frills give a delicious sense of padding to a record that isn't going to slow down any time soon. Now sure, this record might not be accepted by certain metal elitists because of its primal glory, but when you dig in, Scourge of the Formless Breed is surprisingly intelligent and its crazy twist and turns only serve to make an album that will resonate with you for years to come. Dive into the pit and feel the pure violence of this band, Septycal Scourge are here for your head.

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