DEFY THE CURSE
Defy The curse
HAmmERHEART HM-2 pedal disciples put the crust back into death metal Entombed may have spawned a host of clones over nigh-on three decades, but lately a whole bunch of hardcore kids have started discovering the beauty of following the (left-hand) path set by the Swedes, from Black Breath to All Pigs Must Die. Now, however, a gang of Dutch metalheads have returned the favour by incorporating hardcore/crust elements into their Swedeath template. Taking its ‘no frills’ cue from the likes of Inhume, Defy The Curse’s debut EP has jettisoned surplus death metal elements such as solos, technical parts and blastbeats, exemplified by Oblivion’s 46 seconds of Minor-Threat-meetsEntombed thuggery. It probably wouldn’t have the same impact over the course of a full album but clocking in at a mere 13 minutes over five tracks,
Defy The Curse is a powerful punch in the face.
FOR FANS OF: Black Breath, Entombed, Rotten Sound