Graveyard - The Altar of Sculpted Skulls

It seems that these days Singapore’s Pulverized Records is a label committed to sign up every single band with a genuine and die-hard dedication to old-school death metal.
Just look at the label’s current rooster, killer acts like Morbus Chron, Bastard Priest, Crucifyre and Bone Gnawer all adore the fuzzy, rusty and putrid stench coming from the earlier endeavours of Entombed, Repulsion, Autopsy and so on.
One of the label’s newest artists, Spain’s Graveyard certainly fit the profile and will appeal to fans of the aforementioned acts.
Their sound is very much inspired by Swedish veteran acts like Entombed, Dismember and Grave, with “The Altar of Sculpted Skulls” offering plenty of buzz saw riffs that could have come straight off of “Left Hand Path” or “Like an Ever Flowing Stream”. Truth be told, this is far from original. Graveyard are simply rehashing the basics of old school Swedish death metal and if you already own those classic records I guess it’s not worth spending your hard-earned money on this six-track EP. Unless you’re one of those guys who feels a desperate need to possess everything that could have arisen from Sunlight studios during the late 80’s or early 90’s. (6.4/10)

Alex Grimm

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