Strigoi – ‘Viscera’

Season of Mist
Vallenfyre, Bloodbath, Grave, Dismember, Entombed
Release Date
Season of Mist
Death Metal/Crust

Whichever way you look at it, Greg Mackintosh is a genuine metal legend. Not only has Mackintosh been one of the pillars of the death/doom sounds as he crafted that Yorkshire sound with Paradise Lost, but also delivered some good old death with Vallenfyre and Strigoi. The last few years may have all been about Paradise Lost, but this year has Strigoi returning with their sophomore album ‘Viscera’.

                Mackintosh and co. have never been those to arse about and therefore with ‘Viscera’, Strigoi once again tear the crust off the pie to get the death metal meaty goodness within. This is an album which sticks to its guns and does exactly what it needs to do; yes, there are no surprises, no 11-minute epics or instrumental meanderings, just good old-fashioned balls to the wall death metal/crust in the way that we have become accustomed to with these releases. Alright, that means that with ‘Viscera’, Strigoi don’t really push any boundaries, but that’s not the reason why we purchase things like this, we want it to be and sound a certain way and therefore through tracks such as ‘Byzantine Tragedy’, ‘King of All Terror’ and the superb ‘Iron Lung’, Strigoi not only hit the nail on the head, but they also batter it into the coffin.

                If you’re looking for some solid death metal/crust, then ‘Viscera’ will most definitely put a tingle in your dingle. ‘Viscera’ won’t win any awards, but it is an album that the listener will find thoroughly enjoyable and turning the volume ever so slightly louder every time.

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