Σάββατο, 28 Φεβρουαρίου 2015

ROTTING FLESH – Infected Purity review



 ROTTING FLESH – Infected Purity
Independent
I have mixed feelings while sitting down to write this review. Not because the album is bad or the group is inferior to my expectations, but rather because of the opposite. I have a bittersweet “aftertaste” because I’ve known and followed this band’s path for well over a decade now and I’ve been able to witness their evolution and progress that made me realize this is one of the most qualitative extreme metal bands Greece has to showcase… but on the other hand this has never translated into broad fame or recognition for ROTTING FLESH… And as I mentioned earlier it’s a real shame because these guys from Thessaloniki keep unleashing powerful works and albums that have the potential to stand out, but they were never given the chance to make the breakthrough they deserve. For those of you who are unaware let me tell you that ROTTING FLESH were formed in 1992 which means that they are one of the longest running Greek underground bands and “Infected Purity” is their third official work that comes approximately five years after their sophomore “6 Enigma”. Now, those of you who are already acquainted with this band and its music rest assured there are no surprises here. You should expect the usual ROTTING FLESH style only much evolved and progressed in terms of both musicianship and songwriting. Those of you who are now stepping into their world let me tell you that “Infected Purity” contains twelve top notch compositions that move between death and black metal. ROTTING FLESH have managed to find the golden balance between these two genres whilst enhancing them with a variety of other elements like for example with eerie keyboards, a dark atmosphere, blackened melodies and a majestic scent that surrounds all their tracks. They have achieved to perfectly marry together the brutality and aggressiveness of death metal with its sharp, heavy guitars and its guttural vocals with the ferocity, coldness and extremity of black metal and all this smoothened and enriched with majestic atmospheres and dark melodies. If you find what I’ve just mentioned appealing, then do the right thing and support this band. Recognition is long overdue…
grades8
Christine  Parastatidou