Monday, February 27, 2012

Undead Pandemic/The Rising/2011 CD Review

Undead Pandemic are a band from The United Kingdom that plays a mixture of black and death metal that also combines noise and gore/grind and this is a review of their self released 2011 album "The Rising".

Drum programming ranges from mid paced to fast beats that also combine a great amount of programmed blast beats into the music, while the synths when they are utilized bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the music with somewhat of an industrial edge, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with black/grindcore riffing that dominates throughout the recording.

Rhythm guitars range from mid paced to fast riffs that combine black, death metal, noisecore and grindcore together to create their own sound and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.

Vocals range from high pitched black metal/noisecore screams, deep death metal growls and industrial style vocals mixed in with some horror film samples, while the lyrics cover satanic, occult, dark and gory themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion Undead Pandemic are a very great sounding black/death metal/noise/industrial/gore grind hybrid and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Scorched Earth" "Satan's Army" "Unholy Sonata" and "Z-Day". RECOMMENDED BUY.