Mar 03, 2011

I thought the Turn into Shadows tape they released earlier was pretty good. But this album surpasses all they’ve done prior. The songs have a darker and more ominous tone and a stronger dynamic structure. The title track is a great example of this. The drums roll through with an avalanche in slow motion style, while the guitar rings out like a siren, and then there are some really cool accents from the bass. The cold and bleak feel of their music really comes through here. Plus, the recording is much more solid. Everything has more “oomph” to it. The opener, “Hymnal 238,” is fuckin’ epic! “The Scourge” is an absolute ripper! Fast and tight execution. I like how clean the drummer pulls off the rolls and makes use of the kit. Then they transition from that song into “Turn into Shadows,” and it’s pure godhead! They also re-record the excellent “Like Animals” (which also appeared on the Turn into Shadows tape). The closer, “Construiremos De Nuevo,” is perfect and wraps up the record with an even more ominous feel. Seriously, some of the best d-beat crust I’ve heard in a long time.

 –M.Avrg (Aborted Society,

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