SEPTYCAL GORGE – Scourge Of The Formless Breed (CD)
Italy’s known for its good food, especially pizza and pasta, and now you can add to this list: Septycal Gorge. You’re thinking Septycal Gorge, really? Yes, really, because this one of the few bands besides Hour Of Penance, which is going to put Italy on the underground map for quality brutal death metal. These guys have what it takes to be death metal music leaders, not followers.
There are nine cuts on “Scourge Of The Formless Breed”, the band’s third full length CD, and every song on here is unique-sounding as possible, which is a plus. Mind you, Septycal Gorge have not reinvented sliced bread, but they’re showing here just how fucking awesome the guttural death metal scene of the early nineties was with their wicked influences from that time period. These guys are heavily influenced by the likes of early Suffocation, “Human Waste” and “Effigy Of The Forgotten” CDs. Disgorge, Disavowed and Aborted also come to mind when listening to some of the rhythm and drum structures found here, but Septycal Gorge have added their own brutality to it, and it reeks of total, eminent death. Septycal Gorge sound like a lethal human mulching machine on “Scourge Of The Formless Breed”, need I say more.
If you want the best that Italy has to offer in terms of gut wrenching, flesh melting, skull shattering death metal, look no farther as Septycal Gorge’s death metal is a complete bloody feast for the ears.
You’ll feel it, when you’ve listened to the last track “Awakening Of The Seven Servants” with it unsuspecting time changes, sudden guitar spasms, and haunting riffs that’ll make you cower in fear no less. [Comatose Music] Sarjoo Devani