Metal is by definition a harsh mistress - or at least it should be. I remember when I was growing up and being so disappointed when I first heard a punk band, as I was told that it was the harshest music available. Then I heard Napalm Death and then I found the music which punk had promised to be in my head - it was aggressive, harsh and powerful. Now you may be asking why I am going on about this when this is a review about the new ep from Today The Sun Dies, well stay with me here - I am getting to my point. But first here is a little background about the band. Formed in the North East of England in 2010/2011 these guys have been making a name for themselves up and down the metal circuit. Just in the last few weeks they have been supporting Hatebreed and destroying venues up and down the land. Two features in Terrorizer and a reputation that is growing by the day. But reputations are fragile things, so how does this EP add up; does it help their reputation or destroy it?
This four track EP is currently on a free download as of the date of publishing this blog - but even if they were charging money for this EP it would be a purchase I would recommend to anyone who is a fan of Death Metal. With a subtle does of grindcore, this is mostly a brutal affair which takes no prisoners and wants to do nothing more than to kick you in the face for eternity. From the opening words of 'begin' on Torment Of The Flesh" to the closing notes of "Unnecessary Surgery" there is no hint of letting up the pace, there is no acoustic guitars, there is nothing pleasant or charming here - and that is the way this music should be, it should be as brutal as possible and its aim is clear, which is to destroy all in its path until there is nothing left.
Now back to the first thing about when I first heard Napalm Death - the reason I brought this up is that this is the similar feeling I got when I first heard this EP. It was just what I was looking for at that point, and it came out of nowhere so to speak. These guys have been making waves for all the right reasons and join the long list of bands from the North-east of England who are currently making a name for themselves. If you are looking for something relaxing, you will need to look elsewhere (there is some suggestions on the other pages on this blog), but if you want quality Death Metal - look no further. Download this now; there is a link below, do it!!!!
5 out of five - I wish I had extra ears to love this more
You can download and listen to the band's music here
The band do not have a website, but here is a link to their Facebook page
Here is a live video from a live performance in Trillians with the song "Fuck The Wound".