DEATH METAL | VASTERAS/ SWEDEN
RELEASED VIA PULVERISED RECORDS ON 17.09.2012
With the follow up to their debut album “Chambers of Abominations” just released and entitled “The Serpent’s Redemption”, Sweden’s BOMBS OF HADES hope to capitalize on a very busy two years for the band which has seem them also release an EP and three split releases. Like an old school Death Metal style of a Dali painting, this albums cover art is chaotic with much to take it, but it certainly draws the eyes attention too it so the right job has been done there!
Fast, raw and aggressive is the vibe that oozes out of the opening moments of “The Serpent’s Redemption” and as the bands sleazy Death Metal style rolls forth the riffs get heavier, the drumming more muffled and crust like and the vocals harsher and more effective, very much sounding like fellow Swedes Septekh! Yet despite their hostile attitude and in your face sound they do have a more intricate side to them, see the finale of “Darkness, My Soul” for evidence of that!
When Bombs of Hades slow things down to a crawl such as during “Burn” their truly sinister nature is revealed whilst in tracks such as “The Serpent’s Redemption” you can’t help but feel there is a slight Egyptian quality to their music, think once again Septekh and a more groove and crust influenced Nile. Incidentally the band did start out as a Crust band and whilst they have matured into a Death Metal band since that influence still remains plain for all to hear!
It’s a pretty nice mix of Death Metal styles with the Crust undercurrent ever present. “The Serpent’s Redemption” benefits from the bands previous sounds as well as their more modern approach and when they choose to drop the Death n Roll and add more intricacies to the mix the results are astounding! “The Serpent’s Redemption” then is an album well worthy of your attention! [8/10 – LUKE HAYHURST]