Wednesday, April 4, 2018

LP: "The Splendid Iniquity" by Angerot

The Splendid Iniquity
Before we get to anything else, let's discuss the name of this band...Angerot. Honestly, I don't know how to pronounce this. An-sher-Oh? Anger-rot?

I could see this being really cool either way, as long as an-sher-oh actually means something...

These guys need a pronunciation guide like they have for hockey players...because those dudes, like the metal militia, come from all over the world.

One of the best things about metal is its ability to soothe negative feelings. That's what I love the most about metal apart from the absolutely bitchin' guitar solos.

It's the mother's milk, the ambrosia, or the beef stew of the music world for me. Yesterday, I was home waiting for the roofers and blasting metal. Check out the Insta feed for that fun.

So, here we have the oxymoron that is Angerot.

They're not Swedish by birth, but they play Swedish music.

They're both veteran and newb. This is their first album as a group, but the individual members have been around.

This album catches me because they can play slow and riffy death metal.

It's so rare to hear death metal that doesn't consider the blast beats to the main mode of ambulation.

This is one of those albums that doesn't have any holes that can be found. It's dynamic and accessible. It's heavy, but melodic. It's an homage, but still sounds original.

It's a thundering album, but there's still swing and groove. It ticks off enough of the metal convention boxes to be brootalz, but it also writes in something a little bit extra that keeps the material fresh.

Release: 4/13/18
Genre: Death Metal
Label: Black Market Metal

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