Solomonic Demons: Firestorm

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With a name like Solomonic Demons, one would have to expect the music to have a certain evil about it. And if that is what you thought, then you would be correct. Firestorm is the debut album from Solomonic Demons which was put out through Merdumgiriz in August. This release is arguably the most accessible thing that Merdumgiriz has to offer, but with that being said, there is still a certain style to it that some other death metal bands may not possess.

In total, “Firestorm” is eight tracks, and with each track you get a blistering madness of flesh searing death metal. As mentioned, this may be the most accessible thing that Merdumgiriz has done, but that doesn’t mean that it is any less Merdumgiriz-esque.

Solomonic Demons packs an extra evil stench about it. The music seems darker than most death metal is and a lot of that comes from the style of play of course, but the production as well. The production value of Firestorm is crisp and clean but has that gritty and grimy feel to it still.

While listening to Solomonic Demons and their debut you can’t help but feel that an ancient evil has arisen from the crypts of hell just to torment you and devour your soul for all eternity. You end up succumbing to the wicked darkness whether you want to or not.

Of course this release is nothing short of death metal. Solomonic Demons displays raw and powerful riffage, thunderous drums, and incredibly dark and demonic vocals as the vocalist spews forth terrifyingly gritty and forceful growls.

As mentioned above, the production is spot on for this release, and with a certain distortion to it the production elevates the music to new (or low) heights (depths?). There is nothing quite like feeling a deep and dark evil surge from within, and when you listen to Solomonic Demons you feel as dark as can be. You feel as though there has to be a sacrifice right around the corner waiting for you to cut wide open and expose its vibrant crimson blood.

Firestorm puts you in an almost possessed mindset. Dark figures dance in and out of your head as shadows twist and writhe in the dim light. Once you take the plunge into this album there is no telling when you will return, and if you do return, how much of your sanity you will have with you. The dark thrashing melodies are infectious, the drums are pin point and pummeling and the vocals summon spirits from the netherworld by themselves. Firestorm is what the name states, and it is well worth the brain damage from all of the headbanging that it induces.

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