PHRENELITH ''Ornamented Dead Eyes'' (15.10.2018)




Phrenelith’s new EP which contains only 2 songs was just showed in my promo list last week. In 2017, I listened to band’s Desolate Endscape album which was released as their first full-lenght from the Dark Descent records, so I can say that I am familiar with the band but have no idea about their first demo and split years. Anyway, this Danish band which shows every speciality of a Dark Descent Records band plays old school blackened doomy death metal. Phrenelith also shows all the features of death metal which includes all kind of dark and obscure reflections, nihilism and shows some specific aggression and consequently, they play a way of death metal that is not very technical, they keep it simple and focuses on the dark side of chords.

EP's first song called Triumphing Blight and its first riff takes you to the spirit of Altars of Madness album.2'nd Partition of the song is followed by some 90s cracked up riffs. Then 3rd partition of it has all typical depressive European tremolo riffs and structure. It is a catchy song including up and downs. Their second song called Ornamented Eyes which also is the title of the EP has a really dark mood. Even though it has more doomy partitions, it shows all typical song structures of 90’s first period.

Ornamanted Dead finishes with a dark arpeggio sounded like a tune from the middle east. It has a hybrid song structure and spirit between the USA and European death metal. Phrenelith doesn’t have any problematic song infrastructures or lack of talent, a usual band raised from the competitive European death metal scene, they have a vibe of usual death metal in some aspects. Actually, I have to admit that they are a band of New Wave of Old School Death Metal and there are a lot of bands in this wave right now. They play old school rituals. The only part I didn’t like is the recording and sound of the drum in this EP, I hope that they change it to a better way for the next album. Anyway, If you are a fan of death metal, must check after all. That’s what you need now after you read this.

7/10


Author: Grinder
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ZIGGURAT ''Ritual Miasma''   FUNERAL MIST ''Hekatomb''   BURIAL HORDES ''The Termination Thesis''   HYPERDONTIA ''Nexus of Teeth''   PHRENELITH ''Ornamented Dead Eyes''   BURIAL INVOCATION ''Abiogenesis''   MASTER ''Vindictive Miscreant''   REVOCATION ''The Outer Ones''   CARNATION ''Chapel of Abhorrence''   KRISIUN ''Scourge of the Enthroned''   CEMETERY URN ''Barbaric Retribition''   DEICIDE ''Overtures of Blasphemy''   MONSTROSITY ''The Passage of Existence''   RAVEN THRONE ''I Miortvym Snicca Zolak''   DESECRATE ''Schizophrenia!!''   RIBSPREADER ''The Van Murders - Part II ''   GRA ''Vasen''   AUTOKRATOR ''Hammer of the Heretics''   ASCENSION ''Under Ether''   SVEDERNA ''Svedjeland''   MALUM ''Night of The Luciferian Light''  


 

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