Portland based black/death metal band Drouth raises the bar on the sophomore release “Excerpts From A Dread Liturgy” delivering crushing grooves and spreading undiluted darkness.
“A Drowning In Sunlight” can sound utterly hostile as the brutal growls and the unrestrained rhythmic section successfully create a merciless sonic realm but eventually some refined melodic guitar progressions and the charismatic soloing will have a chance to grab your attention.
The obscure guitar tonalities of “O Time Thy Pyramids/An Unfinished Nightmare” convey an enigmatic mood that will quickly evolve into a chaotic ensemble filled with fiery blast beats and menacing riffage enriched by the dreadful melodic phrases of the guitar solo.
The darkened artistic vision of “A Repulsive Act Shrouded in Flesh” comes to life through the slower sorrowful guitar harmonies that introduce another solid round of fast & vicious blackened dynamics that inevitably leaves you shattered and hopeless in contrast with the gentle contemplative melodies of the finale.
Undoubtedly Drouth have the capacity to concoct ruthless rhythmic patterns yet throughout “Excerpts From A Dread Liturgy” the inner dark essence will also generate a bleak melodic grandeur.