PUTRID EVOCATION – Echoes Of Death (CD)
This darkened extreme metal power trio known as Putrid Evocation definitely know how to mix the best elements of solid heavy metal music with that ancient craft of creating old school death metal in the vein of Incantation, Asphyx, Nihilist and Carnage. Listening to this band’s nine tracks of bestial, grave-desecrating death metal brings to mind the good old days of early Sodom, Incantation, Autopsy and Asphyx. Their music gives you that haunting feeling of running through a cemetery fallen in disarray, with corpses leaching out of their maggot-filled, rotten caskets.
“Echoes Of Death” creates such an unholy vibe within the listener’s mind, you kind of get that uneasy feeling as if you’re being watched by evil spirits abound. These are the feelings their tuned down, buzzing guitars and beastly vocals create, and it is consistent throughout their album, which makes this CD a very potent listen. The drumming assault here is pretty darn explosive, as the drums sound like under water explosions. “Vengeance From The Crypts” comes at you like a roaring, schizoid on a mission of mass obliteration of the human race.
It’s pretty good to see this threesome creating an ancient style of death metal, which has been long forgotten, but hailing from Santiago, Chile, their attitude is damn serious about the music which they write, create and play. I cannot see these guys ever giving into the corporate shit put out by some independent and well-established labels catering to non-commercial heavy metal music.
“Echoes Of Death” is the type of record, which would go over really well within the black metal radio format as well due to its crossover appeal to death metal and black metal diehards.
Their album artwork of a corpse awakened from its final resting place is a freaking hellish trip, as you can repeatedly picture this image in your head over and over while listening to the nine ultra bleak songs featured here. This artwork design would make for a great T-shirt, as far as heavy metal clothing is concerned. Check it out and witness your bloody funeral. [Xtreem] Sarjoo Devani