BARATRO - ENTITY - UNDEAD
Blood Beyond The Sand
This 3-way split CD entitled "Blood Beyond The Sand" is the first release from the new Italian label Goregorecords (great name!). It features altogether 13 songs by three native underground Death Metal bands, which slightly differ in their styles. It starts off with 5 songs of straight forward Death Metal by BARATRO. They mix up their sound up with some Thrash Metal elements, which brings about a strong appeal for headbanging. Nothing new to the genre but very solid stuff. Then follow 5 excellent songs by ENTITY who manage to combine both, a technical and catchy approach in their songs. They sound like a bastard of old CANNIBAL CORPSE and extreme US-Thrash / Death Metal. The growls are brutal and the effort of the instumental fraction is brilliant. ENTITY are definitely the winners on this compilation. The last (but surely not least) 3 songs by UNDEAD differ from the blasting massacres of the two previous bands. UNDEAD are more mid-tempo orientated and prefer crushing and grooving parts with some outbursts. They concentrate on massive Thrash riffing with brutal Death Metal vocals. To sum it up, this 3-way split CD can be recommended to everyone who wants explore the Italian underground. All three bands are competent and will surely find their fans. The label's website www.goregorecords.com is more or less a dead end but hopefully this will be changed in the near future.