SCORDATURA – Self Created Abyss

Scordatura are a brutal death metal band from the UK and have returned to create what appears to be one of my many favorite albums of 2017 titled Self Created Abyss. Now signed with Gorehouse Productions, these guys surely know how to create technicality, progression, musical compositions and have outdone themselves creating a finishing blow to the album’s thought-provoking and visceral touches of brutal death metal. From the punishing brutality of the guttural vocals, clean guitar melodies, structured bass, unrelenting drum sequences and production incredibly sharp and clean Self Created Abyss takes many musical influences from Aborted, Aeon, Dying Fetus and have majorly operated themselves into a cataclysmic universe that’s definitely worth the time listening to.

Vocally, vocalist Daryl Bryce has a range unlike any other death metal songwriter that I remember in recent memory who’s style ranging from screams, high to low growls and deep squealings are just mind-blowing to hear upon the album’s entirety. They’ve perfected the sound and while Self Created Abyss is an enjoyable album start to finish it keeps brutal death metal within a saturated scene well as expressing their artistic value to hear such incredible efforts for the underground metal community. So if you’re into Brutal Death Metal with Technical elements from Origin, Deeds Of Flesh and any stylistic rhythms of extreme metal Self Created Abyss is definitely a album you cannot sleep on.

Overall Score: 9.0/10

Review by Jake Butler



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