"Gospel of Pestilence" (Translation Loss; 2011)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Black metal unit Bringers of Disease hail from the very un-black metal locale of Dayton, Ohio, but don’t let their geographic position discourage; this four-track EP plays as if comprised in a Nordic town, complete with ominous slow crawling rhythms, menacing fretwork and blood-curdling vocals leading their descent into the abyss (“The Plague to End All Plagues”).

Featuring members of area metal bands Mouth of the Architect and Acheron, this group manages to maintain a genuine sense of despair thanks to the traditional raw production values employed that yields a diabolically straightforward approach from the catacombs direct to your headphones (“Your Prayers Remain Unheard”).

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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