Tuesday, January 15, 2013

War Possession: Through the Ages (EP 2012)

Quick and Dirty

Review by Metallattorney. He is the law.

This is another quick and dirty death metal EP from Hellthrasher Productions, the people that brought out the Engulfed EP reviewed earlier. War Possession is a Greek band. I have heard a lot of black, doom, and heavy metal from Greece, but I have not heard too many death metal bands.

War Possession is another band interested more in the old school death metal sounds. Their influences are the more brutal bands from the early days of death metal such as Asphyx and the Swedish scene with groups like Immolation and Incantation thrown in for good measure. Most of the music is faster-paced with a few doom-laden sections to keep things interesting. The vocals are delivered in a sort of decayed and dessicated guttural gasping croak. It is not a style done frequently and it sounds very impressive with the down-tuned and eerie atmospheric style of the music.

The production is a little thin. Some of the sections sound kind of hollow as if there is a wide gap between the guitar-driven melodies and the rhythmic bottom end. War Possession also does not really bring anything new to the table, music-wise. This is a basic old school death metal recording, but it is interesting enough.

The Verdict: 3 out of 5 stars

Hellthrasher Productions

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