SILURE / FERETRO
Silure / Feretro
(Nihilistic Holocaust)
25:56min

This split tape joins SILURE, a French Black / Death Metal band (whose name is actually a type of catfish for some reason), and Chilean Deathsters FERETRO. SILURE’s side offers their 2019 EP (and only release before this tape), which had only been digitally available, under the title “Route De Troche”. Their total time doesn’t reach ten minutes, including two original songs and a surprising cover of S.O.D.’s ‘Milk’, which is not too far from the original, albeit rather more chaotic (the vocalist hardly ever follows the lyrics outside of the chorus and for the most just makes sounds up). The line-up includes M-Kha of atmospheric Black Metal band AODON. Truth is, I much prefer this band to AODON, even though I only have two original tracks here to judge. Still, from this material, SILURE is a fast-paced Death Metal massacre, with fast drums and permanent aggression, and vocals I have to love for two reasons. First their quality and second, the fact that they remind me a lot of AUTOPSY circa their debut. The guitar sound is aptly distorted and the riffs fit the chaos in a good way, as does the dirty but heavy production. The other side belongs to FERETRO from Chile, with a bit more name to them, having released several demos and EPs in the past dozen years, but equally raw and sepulchral. Their songs had also been previously available, being in this case the two tracks of their promo 2012 (released digitally) and two other songs from their Promo CD-R of 2018. There is a clear development between their earlier material and their later one, with the two final songs especially being great putrid Death Metal of very good quality, with raspy ripping vocals, vicious drumming and some impressive guitar work. Even the tape’s presentation is suitably oldschool, with a black and white illustration of some oriental looking demon with fallen dead around him. If you like old school, dirty, underground Death Metal this great tape is definitely for you. Get it from www.facebook.com/siluremort, www.facebook.com/feretro-117720138272881, https://nihilisticholocaustrecs.bandcamp.com

Ricardo Campos

Ricardo Campos

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