Gjendød: S/T

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Hailing from Norway is Gjendød and in a few weeks time they will be releasing their debut self titled EP. This EP features four songs of raw and uncompromising black metal played in the vein on traditional black metal. The brand of black metal that they play is blasphemous, dissonant, raw and utterly evil. Gjendød doesn’t pull any punches as they leave everything they have on this release and upon listening you get sucked into their dark and twisted world. For any fan of black metal this is a release that you shouldn’t miss as it tears and shreds its way through your soul leaving you lifeless.

From beginning to end this EP is unrelenting as it bludgeons you and attacks you from all angles until you are left cold and lifeless laying in a forest. Not even for a second does Gjendød let you off the hook as each song is played at a skin melting and flesh flaying speed. Right from the very beginning you get hit in the chest with powerful black metal only to realize their final goal is to bury you in a shallow grave and feed you to rabid animals.

This self titled release is a twisting mass of blackened fury that is on a mission to scorch the earth and collect as many souls as it can and cause as much mayhem as possible. Gjendød is black metal to the core as there aren’t any other sounds or genres that could compromise the incredibly raw sound that they bombard you with. Through and through this release is evil and soaked in pure filth and it does its best to have the light fade from your eyes.

Each of the four songs is filled with writhing and serpentine riffs that wrap themselves around your neck, chaotic drumming and vocals that are demonic and sound as though the vocalist is drinking the blood of a sacrifice. As soon as you get this ball of hate rolling you can’t stop it and you can’t stop Gjendød from planting the seed of blasphemous evil in your mind. This is a wicked and damning debut and Gjendød makes their statement very clear, and their statement is that they have arrived on the black metal scene and are here to stay.

Gjendød will be releasing their self titled debut through Hellthrasher Productions on June 24, 2016.

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