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Lair of the Minotaur

Godslayer EP

Lair of the Minotaur is a band that managed to get their sound right and have stick with it since they first formed. With their doom/sludge/thrash hybrid they have managed to release four great albums: CarnageThe Ultimate Destroyer, my personal favorite War Metal Battle Master and their latest full length Evil Power. And now they are back with their new EP, Godslayer, doing what they know how to do best.

Including only two tracks (arrrrgh!! Why only two?), here you find the band at its best. The title track has got an unbelievable groove to it; with Lair of The Minotaur using a doom/sludge basis on top of which they unleash a hellish attack of Slayer-ized thrash riffs you could possibly bang your head until it falls of your shoulders with this one. Second track “The Black Heart of The Stygian Drakonas” is less straightforward and what it lacks in groove it compensates in heaviness, dirty sound and aggression. It basically keeps transforming, starting of in a hardcore/sludge mix before it turns to a thrash song (even with some death metal growls) then to a doom/sludge anthem and finally closes with the use of weird synths, it is just fucking frantic if you ask me.

For fans of the band: you will not be disappointed, on the other hand people that have not heard of Lair of the Minotaur before this will act as a great introduction to the band. If the next album sounds anything like this then we are definitely in for a treat guys, only reason it gets a seven is because it comes with only two songs.

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