Power of Metal.dk Review

The Bowls of Wrath
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 21 November, 2014
Playing time: 42:38

Hailing from Berlin POSTMORTEM are amongst the very few bands that for years fulfill only their personal standards. Their music develops gradually not for being changed but for achieving its inner necessity for quality. From 1991 (according to some opinions even from 1987!!!) till now the quartet did not served surprises. This refers to its new release as well.

Based on Scandinavian death metal their music keeps the good German taste for the clear riffs. They could preserve the melodic clue of the track while at the same time fill it with uncompromising metal gallop. The typical death metal singing freely moves from growling bubbling to high screams.

Besides „The Bowls Of Wrath keeps the tradition as if it opens the door to new doses of hate. The rhythm section sounds mechanized, and it crushes common measured and merciless. The aggressive vocals whistle in this post modern blizzard fulfilling the zone between DISBELIEF and OBITUARY. The tempo is mostly middle but the continuous double bass drums create impression of speed. The homonymous song „The Bowls of Wrath“ (5) stressed me with high clear female vocals in a fragment in its middle part that would be suitable for the joke replica concerning a popular phrase „Oops!... I killed again“ (4). As if the end of the movie raises the tempo and the aggression.

On their new album POSTMORTEM strengthen with an idea the industrial sound. There are no new approaches and genius riffs but the straightforwardness of the band is respectful. This is a worthy release in the discography of POSTMORTEM!

01. Until the Screamings Died
Pagan God
Hate Covers Hate
Oops!...I Killed Again
Bowls of Wrath
Among the Dead
Doomsday Killer
Nothing Last Forever
Blood of the War
Label: War Anthem Records
Distribution: War Anthem Records
Reviewed by: Rock Thrashler
Date: 16 November, 2014
Website: www.postmortem.de