Phan­tom Sume­rian

Blunt - - In Review - KIERAN FREESE

One thing’s for sure: Be­tray­ing The Mar­tyrs are on a mis­sion to make sure that death­core doesn’t get bor­ing. Not con­tent to stick to one idea for long, the Parisian pit- stirrers demon­strate their propen­sity for throw­ing a jolt­ing span­ner in the works just when you’ve set­tled into a com­fort­able groove on re­lent­less opener “Jig­saw”, which is both a good and bad thing – main­tain­ing in­ter­est by avoid­ing rep­e­ti­tion but also tak­ing away from the mem­o­ra­bil­ity fac­tor of cer­tain tracks. How­ever, a well- bal­anced blend of tightly punc­tu­ated grooves, non- girly clean vo­cal sec­tions, eerie key lay­ers and blast- beat mad­ness make Phan­tom a bru­ti­ful lis­ten. Oh, and there’s also a cover- on­s­teroids of “Let It Go” from Dis­ney’s Frozen stuck in there. Yes, that re­ally hap­pened. We’ll leave it up to you to de­cide whether your lit­tle sis­ter’s favourite jam is wor­thy of a proper hate- mosh.

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