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Cursed Blood – Taker of Life [Demo]

cursed blood – taker of life [demo]

Athens, Attica, the main Greek peninsula, houses most of the major ports used by travellers arriving in Greece by boat, including Piraeus, Raphia and the “secret” port of Lavrion…And also Cursed Blood, a Death / Thrash Metal quartet.

This is their debut demo, released on cassette by Extreme Earslaughter and on CD by Katara Records, and if its released on 2 formats by 2 different labels and it’s just a demo, there is a possibility it is a very good one.

It starts with ”The World of Madness” that immediately takes you with catchy riffs and an initial solo in the most old Swedish Death Metal tradition with a voice that’s perfect for their style. It remembers me of Dismember but also At The Gates because it is rusty but screaming at the same time so it gives the music the precise tune.

Also we have a bass that is audible all the time. It has a very good pulse and makes its mark on each track. The drum work is good as well as it has variation, drumrolls and cuts that makes this demo a nice piece of dynamic Death / Thrash Metal. It has some blast beats but these are not long enough to be monotonous  as these are on the right place as well as each riff, solo or speed change. I’m sure this will be a classic Greek Metal gem on 10 years more…if we survive Covid-19 of course…

From my point of view Greece is more a Black Metal and Thrash Metal country but they are always revealing great milestones on Death Metal madness as well. I absolutely recommend to get this piece of insane Metal of Death, it will corrode your ears with nasty foam until you drown to it…So, wash your hands, face and neck, use mask, avoid crowded places and listen to fuckin’ Death Metal! (Gangrene Pus)