VALGRIND “Blackest Horizon”

”Blackest Horizon”
(Everlasting Spew Records)

Battle Helm Rating

I don’t know why I get a British feeling when I listen to Italian VALGRIND’s new album. But it just hit me like a lightning from a clear sky. I usually don’t complain or even comment on the sound but I gotta say that the sound on this album is a bit odd. There is an old school feel to the recording. In an age of high technology it feels a bit odd to hear a sound that could be recorded on a porta studio in a rehearsal room back in the 80s. I am not saying that sound is bad. It is just odd. But in strange way it suits the music perfectly. This is to my ears old school. Aside from the British vibe I got initially this does remind me of old Death and even Massacre. VALGRIND have successfully managed to capture everything old school. What is great about this is that it doesn’t sound like a novelty act but like an act paying true homage to an era of death metal. This is some really cool death metal. Anders Ekdahl

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