Thursday, September 22, 2011

Excommunicated/Bone Fragments/2011 Digital Ep Review

  Excommunicated are a band from Louisiana that has had their previous album reviewed as well as being interviewed by this zine that plays a very blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their 2011 digital e.p "Bone Fragments" which consists of songs that where recorded during the album recording with some demos and rough mixes.

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in as well as some drum programming being used on the remix that gives the musical an industrial feel, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times times they have a very powerful sound to them, as for the keyboards which are rarely utilized they add another dimension of darkness to the music.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast dark blackened death metal riffs, while the lead guitars are very distorted sounding black/death metal guitar leads and solos and at times they have a melodic sound to them.

Vocals are mostly deep death metal growls mixed in with some high pitched black metal screams with one song having some rough sounding clean singing on it as well as some spoken word samples, while the lyrics are very anti christian and catholic with a satanic edge to them, as for the production it has a very dark and raw sound to it.

In my opinion while I prefer the full length from Excommunicated over this ep, I still feel this is a good recording and if you are a fan of this band, you will not be disappointed. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "When Death Claims Its Most Righteous Dead" "The Abandonment Of All Hope" and "The Vatican Orgies". RECOMMENDED BUY.


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