After 3 of years of activity and releasing a demo and full-length, Ecocide was laid to rest in 2015. In 2017 the first resurrection occurred with a 7” release but after 3 years Ecocide was ended again. It seems there were still unfulfilled business to take care of as the blokes came together again and written down material for their second full-length ‘Metamorphosis’.
If you enjoy some Old School Death Metal from Florida, you should think twice when you walk by this album. You hear Death (‘Leprosy’-era) as a main influence, but you will also hear some Massacre, Obituary, Monstrosity and Brutality parts, even if it just for a whiff or riff during a song.
That was the American part on this album, as you will also hear bits of Pestilence (both ‘Malleus Maleficarum’ and ‘Testimony of the Ancients’) and Morgoth (‘Cursed’) on this fine album. And as we are on the Pestilence subject, just listen to the last track ‘Among the Tombs’ and you hear a typical ‘Testimony’-opener. Also the vocals are a nice mix of Martin van Drunen on ‘Malleus Maleficarum’ and Parick Mameli growls.
Despite not venturing into uncharted territory, the reunion proves worthwhile on its own merits and the album stands as a very enjoyable listen.