MASTABAH – I Hate You (2014)
Mastabah, is a hellish death metal trio who hail from Poland, and play a wicked and brutally twisted style of old to new school of death metal. Imagine early Kataklysm meets Austria’s Belphegor, and you can just feel how fucking heavy “I Hate You” is.
Not sure of the band’s moniker, but it sounds heinous and sinister just like their brutal death metal. What makes this ten tracker so potent and lethal is the fact that their production and sound here is tight, to the point of making you pound your head into a solid cinder block wall. Do not be surprised if you find yourself thrashing your head and fists in the air to the evil spirits unleashed by the down tuned guitars, double bass assaults and the deep, guttural vocals on “I Hate You”. Also, not all of their songs sound alike, which is a plus as they keep things brutally dark and interesting to hold your tension long enough to shatter your brains.
Mastabah is highly recommended if you’re looking for good quality and well-executed death metal music from eastern European block countries such as Poland. Last but not least, Mastabah being a three piece band is also equally impressive as they’ve a five person sound, which is a strong quality to possess when it comes to such intricately played death metal. Prepare to die…