Earth Rot are a band from Australia that plays a mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 ep "Chthonian Virtues".
A very distorted yet melodic sound starts off the ep along with some solos and leads and the songs have a very dark atmosphere to them and after the intro the music goes into a heavier musical direction that also uses a great mixture of both death metal growls and black metal screams as well as the riffs use melodies.
Throughout t he recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts with t he faster sections using a great amount of blast beats and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and some riffs also bring in a touch of thrash while some of the faster riffing is influenced by grindcore and the vocals also bring in more of a grim black metal style at time and the solos and leads are also always melodic.
Earth Rot creates a recording that takes black and death metal and they add in their own touch to these genres, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recoridng while the lyrics cover darkness and Lovecraft themes.
In my opinion Earth Rot are a very great sounding mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out t his band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Chthonian Virtues" and "Slave". 8 out of 10.