As 2019’s wrapping up to a close with fantastic releases, Illinois’s blackened death metal band Despised Mourning have unleashed a EP titled with To Plant The Seeds. From their musical compositions, solid production, understanding vocals, commanding instrumentals and a almost Cradle Of Filth, Behemoth, and old My Dying Bride atmosphere, it’s easily to believe they’ve understood themselves to create such a vivid, artistic and thought-provoking branch of extreme music where everything feels natural, and simplistic without any losing its sense of touch, feeling and sound.

From the eerie landscapes of the opening track Buried to the overall progression of Self Slaughter, this EP also includes diabolical, misanthropic and intense musical structures is simply aggressive at its finest. While this is an EP showcasing what they’ve created from a artistic standpoint of view, you’ll get tracks feature experimentation, atmosphere, fist pumping headbanging actions and magnificent instrumentals that provide a huge outcome upon hearing this album. The arrangements provided is absolutely remarkable in every sense possible. If you love your extreme metal about worshiping darkness, tight lyricism and having your soul ripped and torn, To Plant The Seeds is the definition of what blackened death metal is all about.


Overall Score: 9.0/10

Review by Jake Butler



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