Permeating their way through your speakers like a ghoulish stench are Finnish death metallers Galvanizer. Galvanizer plays in the collapsed artery of old school death metal and really make their music sound as grotesque and grime filled as possible. Horrid Tales Of Death sounds as though it was awoken from its slumber after it had been buried alive there centuries ago. This four track EP is bursting with gore, rotting entrails and plenty of bile to gorge.
Each of the four songs that rip you to shreds like a chainsaw that tears through the soft rotted flesh of a zombie is sickening to say the least. And when I say old school death metal, I mean old school death metal. Galvanizer belongs in the eighties and early nineties when death metal was ripping up towns and desecrating graves at an alarming rate.
Once putting this EP on a riot of maggot filled corpses and puss filled cadavers incite a riot that no one can stop. Horrid Tales Of Death does in fact reek of death and that stench of death comes from the piles of bodies they have stacked up in the walls of their studio.
With absolutely zero dull moments within this EP, Galvanizer attacks you like a pack of vicious and rabid wolves out for blood. After a little bit of an intro, the EP really begins and your nightmare begins to take form. The shape of this nightmare is in the form of a blood lusted serial killer and his next victim is you.
You can run and scream all you want but that only gets you nowhere. Each of the four songs sends out hordes of flesh munching riffs backed by a savage bass that smashes your head only to desecrate your grave and hack you into smaller pieces. The drums are visceral and punishing snapping each limb with violent intent. Accompanying the flesh burning musicianship are the vocals that are corrosive and spewed forth covering you in a thick amount of bile.
Galvanizer is brutalizing and they don’t stop until they get their fill of gore. Horrid Tales Of Death is a savage offering, and once the four track EP is finished you immediately want more viscera and putrid gore. Old school death is sickening, brutal and completely grimy and Galvanizer nails it completely. When listening, just be sure to lock your doors, because they’re coming for you next.