Megatomb
Louder Than A Thousand Deaths EP

So Dark Descent Records has taken a little break from their Finnish death metal revival to license this 2012 release from this Swedish/Hungarian act, which was originally released on Mi Saco Un Ojo Records.  Fans of the likes of recent acts Necrowretch and Necrocurse should take note, as Megatomb ply the same sort of black tinged, thrashy death metal. I hear some Kreator in here as well, and while the whole thing comes together pretty well and shows Dark Descent’s ear for quality underground bands, I prefer my death metal a little beefier.

With one intro and 5 songs, the EP blazes by pretty fiercely with a little over 16 minutes of pretty relentless metal. Even though the opening intro “Entering the Megatomb” hints  at something slightly more Stockholm-y sounding, it’s short lived as the next 5 tracks are blistering, slicing numbers that don’t let of the pedal. The vocals are a standard echoe-y, black thrash rasp, and the guitar tone is clear but brittle with little low end. But there is a razor sharp intensity to the tracks  as immediately shown on “Pestilent Sun” and “Multideath” show with gusto.

“Dealing With the Cross” is the EP’s lone slow track, with a classic thrash trundle while “Forbidden Altar” mixes the two before the closing salvo of “Nuclear Violence” closes out this intense little EP with impressive intensity. Fans of Desaster and Nifelheim shoul check this out, and I may even check out future releases, despite not really being a fan of the style.

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Written by E. Thomas
May 3rd, 2013

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