Siege Column – Inferno Deathpassion
Released: July 1st, 2018 / Nuclear War Now!
Rating: 3.0 / 5.0
Reviewer: John Haseltine
So if any of our readers know by now, for me, it frustrates the hell out of me to have to do a ton of searching for info on a band. Especially one that wants us as reviewers to put the word out there for them. Some folks don’t care. And for the most part as just someone listening, I don’t either. But in this situation, it is always nice to have that info of background to go off of.
Siege Column were formed in, uh, New Jersey is all I got. What you get with these guys is some pretty vicious death metal. You can take it as a sound that shoots nods to the days of old, or just plain bad production. You decide. But there is something about the music that is somewhat intriguing. I cannot decide whether I actually like them or not. Even after a dozen or so listens.
Production wise, the raw garage cassette record sound does not bother me. I can’t begin to tell you how many recordings like this that I own. The vocals are one that I’m not the biggest fan of but they do, in a way add to the ambience of what these two guys are trying to create here.
People, do not think I am just trying to slam these guys. There is something deep down that is pulling at me as in one sense I may be thinking one way, then the other. There are some really good foundations within the album here. Some riffs that make me think ‘WOW!’, there is something there.
This should have two different ratings as I feel it would be more fitting. But that is not how this works. What I can say is that for what I am listening to and for the fans of this style of blackened death metal, this is the release of the year for you. Superb! As for your average metal heads who listens to death metal, this could roll off as a stinker for you. Either way, Siege Column should be given a chance here.