The infinite abysm of Greece has produced many exemplary Metal bands, and one of the very best of those acts is Horrified. Their 2003 opus, “Deus Diabolus Inversus” [The End/Black Lotus Records], is Melodic Death Metal at its experimental best. Horrified does not disappoint.
Touches of Black Metal, Classical, and Avant-Garde elements are fused into the progressive Melodic Death Metal mayhem of Horrified‘s sound. Powerful, growled vocals are sharpened against clean ones. The guitars are intricate, but still with lots of jagged, vicious hook. Horrified has a style that is complex, intense, and utterly catchy.
Songs of killer note include “Aphorism,” “Doberman,” the frenzied “Deus Diabolus Inversus,” and “Selenes And Endymions Son.” Horrified obliterates….
In summary, Horrified has an excellent release in “Deus Diabolus Inversus.” (A guest appearance is made on this opus by Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth.) Stay savage. Farewell.
Related Bands: In Flames, Opeth, Gardenian, Agalloch, Hypocrisy,etc.
Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. War.
Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.