#ShortOnes CIII #UndergroundRecos

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Hello there,

Sometimes I think I need to change this article a bit, especially the title. Why? I listen to many things, and sometimes things are not so good. Maybe I will add the Hashtags #WasReallyNecessary or another # to think in the future… A near one to be honest. Ahahahahahahahah.

Band: Decipher
Title: Arcane Paths to Resurrection
Label: Transcending Obscurity Records
Release date: 21 April 2023
Country: Greece
Format reviewed: High-quality Digital Recording

What a very good surprise from the Hellenic lands. A very powerful Black Death Metal. The sound is very well mixed, very balanced, with very good riffs, and the songs with a lot of melodies, well structured, never losing the “power”. Very good indeed. Can you imagine the Hellenic sound (mainly the Black Metal style) mixed with God Dethroned? If yes, well is out you have here. Give one listen to them. Or several…

Band: Descent Into Maelstrom
Title: Dei Consentes
Label: Club Inferno Ent. (My Kingdom Music sublabel)
Release date: 05 April 2023
Country: Italy
Format reviewed: High-quality Digital Recording

Hmmmmm… Ok, let me start with a small introduction. The band started as a solo project in Italy and this is the third album, from this Dodecaphonic Death Metal band. Wait… WHAT? Yes, dodecaphony is a method of musical composition first devised by Austrian composer Josef Matthias Hauer or by also the Austrian Arnold Schoenberg, here I couldn’t find the real origin. This technique is known version as the 12-tone technique. Now the band… I have to say it… It was necessary to show to all the virtuosity and musical technique and distill so many notes in “places” that don’t make sense to most people??? I don’t argue with this choice, but it does this more technical style within Death Metal, elitist, and a bit niche. For those who like technical Death Metal in the vein of Pestilence, Death, Cynic, and Atheist, but with musical notes in the most (supposedly) impossible to hear places.

Band: Devangelic
Title: Xul
Label: Willowtip Records
Release date: 07 April 2023
Country: Italy
Format reviewed: High-quality Digital Recording

I’m not a big fan of Brutal Death Metal, but like in all styles, there are bands and there are bands. In this case, this Italian band managed to grab my attention from the first song till the last one, and I repeated it a lot of times the album. Is a very good one, to be honest. It did remind me of some bands, like Disgorge (USA), Defeated Sanity, Disentomb, Pyaemia, Deeds Of Flesh, Dying Fetus, etc. Not a copy+paste band, just a remind me of.

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