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Heretic Soul - Life Becomes Our Grave (CD)

Heretic Soul
Life Becomes Our Grave
by Yiannis Dafopoulos at 31 December 2007, 7:17 PM

I had the chance to meet (even via the internet) one of HERETIC SOUL's members and listen to these songs in their Myspace page before they release this promo CD. I talked with Erhan (drums) several times, expressing my opinion on the band's music. Now, the band recorded this promo CD and was kind enough to send it over for a review.

First of all, I want to make clear that I am not going to overrate or underrate this release just because I know the drummer. This promo CD will get exactly what it deserves. So, the band was formed in 2004 and recorded its first release, a demo CD entitled Everything Is Meaningless And Grey in 2004. I didn't find any other info that is worth mentioning, so let's move on to the main part of the review.

The CD's intro shows exactly what the band is able to offer to you, sweet raw Death Metal. The instrumental intro will last for only 2:25, since it will then be time for the first song, 21 Grams, which starts with a rhythm played by Erhan and a great riff kicks in to blow your brains to the wall! HERETIC SOUL's brutal, yet groovy Death Metal will remind you of MALEVOLENT CREATION's guitar melodies, the groovy ALL SHALL PERISH breaks and BLOODBATH's brutality.

One thing that could definitely be a lot better in this CD is the production. It is such a pity to bury Erhan's great drumming under a sound so raw, as well as let the great guitar work be covered in filth. I believe that a cleaner production would fit the band like a glove and it would make its music much better. Life Becomes Our Grave would be a much different release with a kind of polished sound.

That's all from me regarding these Turkish metallers. They are surely not the best band I have came across the last years, but they are surely a band that has the potential to achieve many things in the future. I believe that with a little help, HERETIC SOUL will kick many asses. I just hope they don't fall into the Deathcore/Metalcore trap.

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As We Rot (Intro)
21 Grams
Life Becomes Our Grave
No Apocalypse
Sick Malice
Sarp Keski - Vocals, Guitar
Orcun Kocakoc - Bass
Erhan Karaca - Drums
Record Label: Self Released


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