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GRAVEYARD
THE ALTAR OF SCULPTED SKULLS
PULVERISED

THE ALTAR OF SCULPTED SKULLS is a triumphant six-song old school death metal release from Spain’s Graveyard. Not to be confused with the retro hard rock and metal band from Sweden that also uses the name, this unit exhibits a well-versed knowledge of how to make the trademarked buzzsaw tones and cacophonous slash and burn approach administered by pioneers like Entombed and Dismember work in their favor (“The Altar of Sculpted Skulls”). Keeping the aura menacing throughout with primal strikes and mauling mid-paced tempos (“Ritual”), while there’s little on this collection that breaks new ground, this act balances the extreme metal quotient out with a strong showcase of vintage viciousness. Now, about the confusion regarding the name… -Mike SOS
www.pulverisedrecords.com
- Mike SOS