September 23, 2012

Brokel - Anthems of Heresy

Anthems of Heresy is the second full length by Brokel from Mexico. This is an interesting amalgamation of death metal, it manages to be both raw/chaotic, and technical/melodic. The production has nice raw crunch to it, without sounding old school. The playing is impressively technical, and you get the occasional virtuoso flourishes associated with technical death metal. Still, at times it also sounds like it is on the verge of falling apart, which is often countered by a sudden switch to one of the many melodic breaks that punctuates the songs. Brokel is a little like a Chimera of death metal, and I like that.

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  1. It's "Anthems of Heresy", not misery

    1. Yep, saw your message on Twitter, thanks for heads up. How embarrassing. I have edited the post now.