MOLOCH LETALIS / DEATH'S COLD WIND - Czarci Skowyt / Apeiron (OLD TEMPLE Records CD 2017)
If I can be honest, I really used to underestimate . I didn't think that some of their earlier recordings were exceptional at all (also when they recorded as ). They were just mediocre, I think. But then they (the band, I mean) forced me to change my opinion when "" album was released. This album left exactly that... ashes. Finally I got convinced that is worthy and killer band. And I'm happy that (drums) wanted to keep that good impression and sent me another fantastic release of his band - " / ", a blasphemous ejaculation of and Death's Cold Wind from Ecuador. Fuck, this split is a fantastic piece of death metal, ferocious and destructive from start to finish.
We get five anthems from each band. is first to rise weaponry. And I love their songs. Pure, old school, utterly vicious and violent death metal with hints of black and even thrash metal sometimes. It wastes no second but kills with the most aggressive and usually blasting style of playing. It works for me perfectly, because I like that energy, which comes from these sounds, I like that blasphemous, evil feel of their music and lyrics, which again are all in Polish. And it’s one of the very few examples, when Polish language doesn't disturb me, but works bloody well – partly because has great voice, but also because of the simplistic, but very straight forward and violent character of music. Anyway, these are really great songs. " " or "" are pure masterpieces. Or " "!!! Yeah, it's godly stuff, in my opinion! And they're about to unleash a new album very soon. I'm looking forward to hear it.
And now Death's Cold Wind. I missed their album titled " - In Goat We Trust", but I definitely want to get a copy asap, because they're pretty solid and good band, in my opinion. Their music is also death metal but with a lot of thrash and black influences here and there and quite simplistic, harsh and dark sounding. Just like in , everything sounds primeval, evil and fuckin violent. I like that kind of archaic and old school feel this music has, especially in "", which no doubt is the best song here. I like also the sound of the vocals, with Spanish lyrics and that totally relentless and vicious . But it's weird that the music style changes a bit through the set, with tracks like " ", where it is more like blackened thrash or something like that. Quite cool, I have to say. There's only one track, which I think is less impressive and it's " Dade ( cover)". Everything else is very good. Maybe not as good as , but very good anyway. Certainly, Death's Cold Wind are another South American band, which I totally recommend, yes!
Standout tracks: " ", "", ""