UNHOLY MAJESTY: Self-titled: 7” EP

I can’t think of another adjective for this debut, except for “lovely.” The chords are enough to make you forget what you’re doing and take notice. These three doom and gloom tracks feature melodic U.K. grindcore with throat-ripping growls spliced with sound bites. Throw in some serious guitar solos that remind me of early Kirk Hammett and Dave Mustaine and Unholy Majesty have my full attention. “Age of Affliction,” my fave, opens this Pandora’s Box with a slow, bone-grinding riff and turns things up with a double kick drum. Delicious. Recommended for those who want a little more than a wall of noise with their reign of terror.

 –Kristen K (A389, a389records.com)