After 2 EPs and a debut full-length, Colombian rotting squad The Scum unleashed their second album ‘The Hunger’ in 2022, by several labels.
With an attitude of pure joy and spreading love like on ‘I drink your blood and I eat your skin’, getting Mortician flashbacks as we speak, The Scum embraced the groovy and grinding kind of Old School Death Metal.
The musical escapade The Scum is aiming for, is a heady brew of grooving UK scene, grinding Napalm Death-esque vibes and some of the Swedish scene melodic and groove riffs as well. ‘The Hunger’ got the textbook riffs, groove and approach, which creates a fun listen but doesn’t have the ‘pushing repeat’-factor.
A competent effort which beholds some nice solos, but it needs a spark to ignite wider interest. Maybe they can realise that with their next release, ‘till that time you can give ‘The Hunger’ a spin, maybe it will satisfy your hunger in unknown Old School Death Metal territories.