Saturday 16 June 2012

Broken Hope - The Bowels of Repugnance (1993)

The second album by this US death metal band. I bought a box with their first four albums for next to nothing from Earache Records many years ago and has not regretted that purchase.

Broken Hope never really had the breakthrough their brethren in Suffocation and Cannibal Corpse really got. The reasons for their lack of success is pretty evident on this album. They were simply not good enough. This album starts with a sore melancholic violin and then proceed to some very dark death growls fronted mid-tempo, not particular technical death metal. There are even some outbreaks of melodies here. But the sound is pretty bad though.

The end result is a pretty decent death metal album from a pretty decent death metal band. The dark vocals is the big positive thing I take from this album. They have to be heard to be believed.

2 points

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