Label: Revalve Records
Location: Ticino, Switzerland
Genre: Melodic Death
Release Date: 25th September 2013
Reviewer: Luke Hayhurst
Rating: 8 out of 10
Link: Band Facebook
Swiss melodic death metal band Kupid’s Kurse unveiled their debut album at the end of the summer period last year! Released through Revalve Records and entitled Decahedron, the band get things under way with the catchy tones of Corrupted which sees Kupid’s Kurse tread a surging path of highly melodic but satisfyingly abrasive melodic death metal with a touch of Metalcore. Yes Metalcore, something you don’t see much of on these pages but I have to say it works in the case of this album and the band produce a superb sound that has emotive as well as thoroughly heavy vibes!
In fairness I wasn’t expecting such a dark, maniacal sound from Kupid’s Kurse and when they slow the pace the intense, vicious melody they produce is really something!! Whilst this is not the sort of thing I’d usually listen too, I can’t recommend the bleak tones and blackened harmonies of Kupid’s Kurse high enough!