Friday, February 24, 2012
Discrucior - Mundus Subterraneus (1994)
Genre: Doom/Death Metal
1. When The Day'll Come
2. Mundus Subterraneus
4. Isn't For Me
5. 13 Candles (Bathory Cover)
Download at Mediafire
Here's an interesting piece of Doom/Death from way out in Estonia! I've always had a strange fascination with Estonia (awesome country name) and the fact that very little Death metal has come out of the place. You can imagine my excitement when I found something that doesn't suck!
As previously mentioned, this is... interesting. Mostly because of the high range of vocal styles, starting out with a high-pitched, black metal-esque shriek that'll light your ears right up. Up next are the low, growled vocals, more in the doom fashion, followed by these agonized, moaning, semi-clean vocals. Fantastic contrast between all the different types of vocals, and they're used in such a way that make the long songs attention-grabbing.
Some serious song structure going on here, alternating all over the place from furious death metal, to chugging doom, with fringes of heavy metal. The riffing style is engaging, with sorrowful, melodic hooks, and aloof riffing with a purpose. Most of the more melodic riffs almost seem like solos, but get this... solos with direction! This was obviously a highly premeditated demo of high quality. The production unfortunately suffers slightly with the outstanding vocals a little high in the mix, and the production a bit thin, but if you can look beyond that (and I'm sure you can, considering the blog you're reading), you won't be disappointed. Recommended.