PLAGUE OF THE FALLEN – Bleeding And Vehement
While I will always favor death metal and it’s subgenres being my absolute favorite genre in extreme metal, Christchurch, New Zealand’s very own Plague Of The Fallen are a new band I have recently discovered through one of their singles, “Embodiment Of Misery” I was hooked immediately. Released on Miasma Records and Vomit Your Shirt, Plague Of The Fallen play a contemporary, modernized, well structured and creative hybrid of death metal that is very close to say, Vile era of Cannibal Corpse due to the distinctive vocal styles that reminded me of George Corpsegrinder Fisher and the instrumentation displayed is nothing but fantastic as it does have older influences from Morbid Angel, Suffocation and other old school death metal bands to pay homage to their style and signature sounds.
This EP showcases more atmosphere within the song variations and stepped up the musicianship that is well presented, produced and the overall talent displayed on the record is simply put, sickly sweet. Instrumentation wise, these guys ultimately created massive destructive sequences that contributed a positive outcome to move progression elements and a stylistic barrier of intricate compositions have never sounded so fierce. While vocal deliveries are quiet within the production mixing, the record doesn’t necessarily stray away within the album’s lyricism and offered more complexion and stylistic formulas making Bleeding And Vehement a compressed album. The members of the band also complemented and comprehended the intelligence, technicality, brutality and progression making the record shine for many years to come and if you’re a death metal fan, then Bleeding And Vehement promises to continue finishing touches of relentless headbanging material.
Overall Score: 8.5/10
Review by Jake Butler