Line – up (2011): M.O.R-T. – vocals/guitars/basso/drum – machine.
… simply. Netherlands
Better song of the demo:
“Incantations of Demonic Execration”.
Better feature of the band:
First of all, this debut demotape consist of 8 tracks per 26 minutes circa of length, but only 4 of them are true songs, while the other ones are intro simply characterized by some guttural vocals and occasional ambient elements like death bells or… water (“Curses from Beyond”). As regards the songs, Bestial Mutilation, as you can understand from its moniker, plays a very primitive bestial black/death metal made of perennial blast – beats alternated with some ultra – funeral doom moments. The riffing is based largely on tremolo picking and vomits obscure death metal riffs a là first Demoncy, while the lead guitar spits also 3 noisy “solos” (it’s hard to consider them through that term) per song. I like very much the wicked vocals, since they are gasping growls so low to seems to be a continuous whisper; besides all this, the vocals are helped by a good and atmospheric reverb, completing the sensation of suffocation that embraces the entire production.
But the music of Bestial Mutilation is both primitive and really monotonous, also because the songs are full enough of breaks with the relative restarts, that, unfortunately, are so direct and without creativity to be ineffective. This due also to the plastic and buried sound of the drum – machine, that isn't able to create the right tension throughout.
Anyway, there is a song a bit different from the other ones: “Incantations of Demonic Execration”. This is the only good episode of the demo, where the lead guitar try to be more “musical” during one of its solos and where the songs’ structure is more fluid than the usual. That’s the reference song for the future assaults to come!
The production of “Entwined Within the Realms of Death” is very dirty and raw but it is audible enough (drum – machine and bass excluded, as it is obvious – nay, I don’t think there is the bass on the songs, true?), as we like it.
Flavio “Claustrofobia” Adducci
1 – The Realms of Madness (1st intro)/ 2 – Infernal Witchcraft Attack/ 3 – Ancient Callings from the Deep (2nd intro)/ 4 – Devastation of the Legions of God/ 5 – That Witch is not Dead (3rd intro)/ 6 – Incantations of Demonic Execration/ 7 – Curses from Beyond (4th intro)/ 8 – Entwined Within the Realms of Death