||When I first glanced at the cover of this
release, I was actually expecting something a little more melodic.
What I heard was aggressive and technical early-90's style death metal.
This UK-based quartet that refers to themselves as The
Enchanted, have arisen in the underground to become one of England’s
elite death metal newcomers and rightfully so. One doesn't simply
walk into a time capsule able to pull off what could've been the follow-up
EP to Pestilences' "Malleus Maleficarum". That's not to
say The Enchanted are exactly of the same caliber either, but this
EP is certainly a good one. Aside from the horrid digital mastering
of this release, The Enchanted can still be praised with uniqueness
and extreme technicality. An offering such as this can be reminiscent
of thrash/death metal bands such as Pestilence (aforementioned), Sadus,
Bathory or Red In The Sky-era At The Gates to name a few. All in all,
this is a pretty solid up-and-coming band. If your expenses allow,
check 'em out!
Reviewed By: Thomas