Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wicked Stench/Spreading The Word/Exterminate The Brutes Records/2009 CD Review

Wicked Stench are a band from Mississippi that plays a very raw and underground form of doom/death metal that has a black metal edge as well as a DIY approach and this is a review of their 2009 album "Spreading The Word" which was released by Exterminate The Brutes Records.

Drums are mostly slow to midpaced beats with some fast playing while the bass playing has a very dark tone with rhythm bass lines that follow the riffs that are coming out of the guitars.

Guitars are tuned down low and are mostly in the early 90's doom metal vien but with a more raw and underproduced feel than the bands of that era and there are some midpaced riffs with some black metal influences and no guitar solos or leads.

Vocals are mostly low pitched death metal growls with the ocassional high pitched black metal screams that also have a grindcore/noise while the lyrics cover hatred, pot smoking and some humorous themes, as for the production on this album it sounds like it was recorded on a tape player which gives the music a very uncommercial as well as underground.

In my opinion Wicked Stench are a very good band for this style of underground doom/death. If you are a fan of doom/death metal with a more humorous approach as well as a black/grind/noise edge you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Killing Therapy" "Spreading The Word" and "Load Me A Bowl". RECOMMENDED BUY

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