Thursday 5 January 2023

REVIEW: Funeral Thirst, "Galvanized in Blood" [EP]

By: Richard Maw
Album Type: EP
Date Released: 20/12/2022
Label: Independent

“Galvanised In Blood” DD track listing:
1). Turned to Dust
2). Hanged
3). Galvanized in Blood
4). Woodland Sacrifice
The Review:

A nasty little four track EP- a throwback to the days when death metal didn’t rely on computers and technology. This US four-piece outfit certainly knows how to make death metal great again; gargling vocals, raw sounding drums and plenty of fills on the high toms combined with grinding riffage and time changes aplenty.
“Turned to Dust” shows the band operating at full power- rolling tank riffs, blasts, low and high vocals… it’s all here. The band inject some chilling (not the relaxing kind) atmosphere on “Hanged” and it’s onwards. The title track and “Woodland Sacrifice” round this out. This is almost like a demo from the early 90s in some ways; rough and ready with the right amount of grit to indicate that these guys really mean it.
If you are an old school death metal fan who is a little disillusioned with the modern production sheen of many albums, then this is resolutely for you. Band lynchpin Chris Hannan has done a great job with the mix and mastering (death metal is supposed to sound like this!) and the band as a whole have brought great material and performances to the table. Recommended.
“Galvanized in Blood” is available HERE

Band info: bandcamp