Monday, August 27, 2012

FMA Reviews: Holodomor: Témoignages de la Gnose Terrestre

I had to look up the name of the band, due mostly to curiosity. Apparently Holodomor is the term for an event in the Ukraine for a genocidal famine provoked by Ukrainian communist rulers. So, with that cheerful thought in mind, I went about listening to this EP which was suggested to me by Full Metal Attorney.

This is one filthy beast of an EP. I have a feeling that the reason it is only an EP instead of a full album is due to the absolute insanity of the five tracks that are here. They do not get much more bestial than this. Holodomor easily stands up next to other blackened death/thrash metal bands like Angelcorpse, Bestial Warlust, Gospel of the Horns, and the first few Deströyer 666 albums.

Throughout much of the EP, the riffs are razor-sharp and extremely fast. There is a brief slower portion in a couple of the middle tracks which sounds more like melodic black metal bands such as Lord Belial and Naglfar. It is a much darker and sinister sound than the raw and primal blackened thrash the band employs throughout the rest of the EP.

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