Blood Mortized – Bestial [EP]

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Reviewed: February 2012
Released: 2011, Chaos Records
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: UK Team

Blood Mortized was founded by vocalist Mattias Parkkila and guitarist Benny Moberg in Stockholm, Sweden in late 2007. The music is constructed and de-constructed by veterans of the Swedish old school death metal scene.

In April 2008 guitarist Anders Biazzi (formerly Hansson) joined the band, followed by drummer Mattias Borgh in late August 2008. After having inked a deal with Vrykoblast Productions, the band recorded their self-titled debut album which was released in April 2009. In early 2010 Moberg then left the band. The three remaining members recorded the EP with Gustav Myrin joining band in February 2011 as the second guitar player and in June Mattias Söderlund was drafted as the new bass player.

The band are now recording their sophomore album entitled “The Key To A Black Heart” and will once again be recorded and produced by drummer Mattias Borgh at Underworld Recording. This is the second release of ‘EP ‘Bestial’ and from the first sound of the first track I instantly loved this EP! Each track brings something different, with the vocals deep and aggressive throughout. This is a fantastic ‘EP’ with the traditional oldschool, dirty-rotten-unpolished, traditional Death Metal sounds and with ex-members of Crypt Of Kerberos, Amon Amarth, Malfeitor and Stigmata it’s no surprise! For me, the best track on this EP was ‘Shadow of the Quarter Sun’ with its slow doom metal elements to it.

This is definitely a band that will be loved by metallers who love their metal traditional and dirty, I look forward to hearing their album release later in the year.

Review by Jo Blackened


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Track Listing:
1. Bestial
2. Of Dust and Doom
3. Shadows of the Quarter Sun
4. Rekviem

Mattias Parkkila: Vocals
Anders Biazzi: Guitar
Gustav Myrin: Guitar
Mattias Söderlund: Bass
Mattias Borgh: Drums