BLACK COMMUNION: Self-titled: CD

Not sure if Black Communion should be considered death metal with some toes in the crust punk puddle or vice versa, but both the name and lyrical content (graveyards and darkness) shove the scales in the direction of the former. The tunes are generally catchy in terms of the genre and, overall, it’s a short burst of tuneage: a half dozen songs or so. A longer record might leave me getting bored, but this one stops before that happens. And now that I think about it, Black Communion remind me of a more gothic version of Unsane. Good stuff. –The Lord Kveldulfr (Trip Machine Laboratories)