This album seems tailor-made for my little blog-o-rama. I feel like me and the dudes in The Spirit share some weird mental bridge when it comes to coming up with titles for things. I’m not exactly sure that is a positive development for the dudes in The Spirit or not. If I had any funding at all behind my blog, this would be the perfect tour to sponsor. Dispatches From the Void bring you the 2018 Sounds From the Vortex Tour. Cool, huh?
I wish I could tell you that I know much about these guys. They are a blackened death metal band from Germany. That’s really all I can tell you. I don’t even know the dudes in the band’s names. The liner notes list them at MT, AK, AT and MS. Mysterious shit, indeed.
At any rate, we have a pretty cool little record that would be perfect for fans of Witchery or Tribulation. Rather than a straight ahead black or death metal sound, The Spirit gives their spin on the genre a bit of a rock n’ roll sort of feel. Sure, there’s the tremolo picking and the blackened shrieks, but this thing has some groove and melody to it. In this way, I think it gives the material a little more personality than a lot of the albums coming out of this genre today. This is one of those bands to keep an eye on.
3.5 flip flops out of 5