APE TO GOD – Ape To God
A 4 song EP that contains Fanthrash drummer Radd in their ranks, this Polish quintet Ape To God play a form of groove oriented, low tuned death metal with a sense of tribal conviction. "Doomsday Machine" starts the proceedings with a slower, hypnotic arrangement- but the title track follows with these series of minor chord changes and aggressive riff waves that are one part Voivod, another part Swedish death with brutal intentions. "Fire & The Straws" opens with guitar feedback and turns into quite a progressive whirlwind, some tricky stairstep riffs from Maryjan and Krzak make this a highly engaging cut for maximum headbang exposure- also featuring the deep guttural range of Bart.
17 minutes and change, Ape To God should appeal to those who look for aspects of Voivod, Fear Factory, and a touch of Machine Head intertwined with classic 90’s era Swedish death. An admirable start, curious to hear what the future holds for this band.