From the ashes of the sorely missed, contemporary but old school death merchants Morbus Chron rises an altogether different phoenix. From 80s style Death-and-Entombed death metal we get the same decade as a frame of reference, but this time we’re talking some fist-pumping New Wave of British Heavy Metal infused with speed metal and more than a smidgen of hardcore.
This is the band’s debut mini-album and follows the five song EP Nocturnal High from 2018. So how does this sound then? Well, the bass player, one of the founders and also one of the guys from Morbus Chron, goes under the moniker 79-83. This, I presume is a reference to when heavy music was at its peak. I won’t argue with that, especially if Tøronto are anything to go by. It’s anthemic, it’s catchy and hell, even the riffs are hummable.
This kind of music is just something you feel, not analyze too much. So I’m gonna stop typing now and crack open a cold beer and listen to Under Siege while patching my denim jacket. I’m only gonna patch it with 79-83 bands too.
8.0 / 10
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