|Artwork by Thomas "Necromaniac" Westphal|
If there's two things we don't really need more of these days, it's: another old school death metal band and a death metal band from Germany. Seriously, Germany has more bands than Finland these days (or so it seems). Is it possible that everyone who listens to metal in Germany is in an actual band?
Anyways, after saying that, ignore it. Slaughterday, a German 2 piece, playing old school Swedish death metal, pull it off marvelously. This four song demo was apparently just a teaser of things to come. As I typed this review I noticed they released a full length album on December 6, 2013 through F.D.A. Rekotz (two of these four songs are on the full length).
Chock full of down tuned buzzsaw riffs and fat bouncy bass, what makes them stand out from the pack is actual memorable songs. So many retro bands mire the same tired well with tunes that go in one ear out the other. "Cult of the Dreaming Dead" may be the catchiest and best death metal song of the year to boot. "Cosmic Horror" isn't far behind as well. It's no small surprise those are the two songs that were carried over to the full length.
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