Enthrallment People from the Lands of Vit

Enthrallment People from the Lands of Vit
This Bulgarian death metal crew like to keep things simple. Brutal, horrible death metal? Check. Brutal, horrible album covers? They've got a couple of them under their belts, nut for this third full-length, they tamed things down a bit on the graphic graphics front, while the tunes remain as bass-heavy and no-frills as ever. By no means on the frontline of any subset of death metal, the band nonetheless lay down a very solid and workmanlike take on the genre's more Floridian sounds, all double bass pounding, Cookie Monster growling and riffs flying all over the map, occasionally going a bit slower and more memorable (like on "Fruits of Pain and Blue Sky," which most likely isn't about bananas and blueberries, but you never know). Generally Enthrallment go full speed ahead, hampered only by a slightly annoying drum sound and a nagging feeling that you likely own an album that sounds just like this, only a little bit better. But damned if you can remember who recorded it, so this will do just fine for now. And bonus points to the band for keeping it at a swift and economic 31 minutes. (United Guttural)