"Devotion to Unholy Creed" (Pulverized; 2009)

Reviewed by Metal Mark

This is rather typical black metal from Greek band Burial Hordes. The vocals are the of the typically low and growling variety attached to this style of music. There are a few moments where they try to fluctuate the vocals a little so that helps.

The guitars range from tight and sharp down to muddy and flat. The guitar tone should have been brought up more in the mix because they are robbed of some of the edge that they could have had. The band went for a raw sound and that's what they got, but the results are uneven at best.

A few parts are savage and brutal while others just sound lost in puddles of uninspired noise. The lyrics are of the satanic style, but it's not like you can understand them anyway. This is a brief album as it clocks in around thirty five minutes.

Fans of older style black metal might enjoy this album. However, in the end, it's just a few decent flashes surrounded by a lot of filler that you have probably heard performed better by more talented acts.

For more information, check out www.myspace.com/burialhordes.

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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