Label: United Underground Records
Review by JH
Glory Hole hail from Italy and the madness which ensues, offers nine tracks of raw, primal death metal, sounding like it came straight from the ’80’s. I find the problem with a lot of these new ‘old-school influenced’ acts is that their albums tend to loose their flavor after a few listens, though, this is not the case here.
From the very first note, Infestation… strikes you like a fist to the face, delivering an abundance of intense riffs and fast, precise leads, which harkens back the glory days of death metal. While the style is predominantly death metal, there’s definitely a very strong foundation of thrash here. The arrangement of riffs feels very much in place, and orchestrated in a manner that proves they knew what they were doing. With maniacal growls, pounding drums, and a bombardment of merciless string abuse, old school bangers will raise the horns, their senses subdued by the aural assault.
There’s no doubt that these guys are devotees of the old death/thrash sound with a style derivative of bands such as Sarcofago, Morgoth, Sepultura, Vulcano, Merciless, et cetera.
The thirty three minutes of intense death thrash battery should be an earload considering the nonstop subjugation of cryptic summoning.