With an EP and a debut full-length under the belt, Dauthuz from the Netherlands are back again with Old School Death Metal. “Cold” beholds some straightforward hymns which will please any Old School Death Metal enthusiast out there. It doesn’t have to be difficult to kick some ass.
You will hear all kinds of different influences, which creates a welcome variety within the album. For example you can hear some dark late Brutality riffs during “The Evil Wicked Do” while on “A New Dawn” it has pinches of Desultory or Evocation during their “Counting our Scars” and “Dead Calm Chaos” albums, and results in a slower passage in a late Dismember way. In other tracks you will hear some faster Unleashed, Vomitory but also old Anasarca (“Godmachine”) and Fleshcrawl parts. And with the track “Termination” it has a marching Hail of Bullets passage.
As you can see, the main fundament is the Swedish scene or bands influenced by it, but a variated one and without “we are going all the way” buzzsaw sound, but it has a crunchy sound still. (Ricardo)