ETERNAL ROT – Cadaverine
I keep thinking that if Paradise Lost anno 1988-1990 had in fact been subjected to hellish torture, their debut offering would have sounded somewhat similar to Eternal Rot’s stellar new EP entitled “Cadaverine”. The latter dabble in dark, depraved, and murky death metal of the highest order and it totally slays. You want flesh-eating zombies, human decay, and complete and utter madness? Eternal Rot has it all and then some. Slow and pulsating riffs that are akin to razor cuts, deep and nasty vocals conjured up by sinister forces most unholy, and a thick and charcoal-stained atmosphere that reeks of death and despair course through the cursed veins of the four ugly hymns that constitute “Cadaverine”.
There are nods to Autopsy, Deicide, Incantation, Morbid Angel, and very early Paradise Lost throughout, but there is just something cool and memorable about Eternal Rot’s crushing old-school death metal that totally works for me. The only negative thing that comes to mind is that the programmed drums are a tad lifeless here and there, but other than that, we are dealing with a fantastic release that contains no filler material whatsoever. If I had to choose a favorite track or a highlight here, it would have to be the strangely epic and morbid “Slough of Despond”, which clocks in at nearly 9 minutes. Hats off to these fuckers for the great production too.
Maniacs, nutcases, and death metal freaks need to hear this one and support the lethal British duo that is Eternal Rot. “Cadaverine” is available on CD as well as a digitally via Bandcamp. You know what to do!