Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Northern Plague/Scorn The Idle/2017 CD Review


  Northern  Plague  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  blackened  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released 2017  album  "Scorn  The  Idle".

  Distorted  amp  sounds  and  atmospheric  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  adding  in  drums  and  melodic  guitar  leads  onto  the  recording  and  after  awhile  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  grim  black  metal screams  start  to  make  their  presence  known  while  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  while  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  incorporating  more  death  metal  elements  and  spoken  words  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  a  later  track  also  introducing  clean  playing  onto  the  recording  and  some  of  the t racks  are  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Northern  Plague  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  the  blackened  death  metal  style  of  previous  releases,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the lyrics  cover  dark  and  philosophical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Northern  Plague  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  blackened  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Blindsight"  "The  Day  After"  "Vainglory  Altar"  and  "Versus  The  World".  8  out of  10.
 

  

2 comments:

  1. There's no "Versus The World" song on this LP, that title is wrong.

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    1. Hey again guys,

      I think "Versus the World" is "Prison of Forms" song, I also was wrong because of a "corrupted" track list.

      This is is the list of songs on "Scorn the Idle" (copy from their FB page, june 15th):

      Blindsight
      Rites of the Devourer
      Crown for Fools
      The Day After
      Man of Glass
      Vainglory Altar
      Workphetamine
      Drowned
      Prison of Forms"


      Cheers!!

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