Review: Maranatha - Spiritless
- Artist: Maranatha
- Album: Spiritless
- Release date: July 2, 2013
- Record label: Independent
- Track listing:
- "Heartless" (Feat. Nick Nowell of The Famine)
The EP starts out with "Soulless" with some reverb/feedback (idk) from the guitars and then the punk rock/hardcore drum beat comes in. The song has some awesome Sludge riffs!
"Skinless" has some very thrash metal elements (the drums) on it. The ride/bass, snare opposite, direction. It also has some Sludge riffs. The bass sounds like Grunge rock! Thrasludgrunge is what we're calling it! That was hard. Wicked song!
"Mindless" has some very thick bass lines on it! And some really Hardcore sounding Drums. 'I am haunted!' Shouts Collin Simula (ex-Symphony in Peril).
"Heartless" is probably my favorite song on the EP. The song features Nick Nowell, formerly of The Famine and Society's Finest. His vocals being kind of a Brutal death metal/black metal and even some Grindcore to the song. Plus the sludgecore elements, it is Brutal Deathgrind Black-sludge.
"Breathless" is a Metalcore song with Sludge metal, hardcore punk, and power violence elements. It's a very brutal song.
"Soulless" has a very eerie guitar tone to it at first and then enter the chugging. The drums are very slow. Kinda like some Doom metal. Sludoom? Near the end of the song all the instruments kinda fade out and the rhythm guitars aren't really doing anything, the lead guitar playing a melodic tone, the bass is just ringing, and the drums are playing a Doomcore/Hard rock beat. Doomcord rock! (Huh, huh?!)
Overall: The EP is a great release! I haven't listened to much else by Maranatha, other than the song "Man-God" off of the Incarnate EP and "Heroes" and "Patriarch" off of the Filth full-length. I think this EP kills! It is a legit release, one of the better releases that an independent band has put out!
Sounds Like: Combatwoundedveteran, Warlord, The Showdown
- Collin Simula - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums (ex-Symphony in Peril, ex-Kingsblood)
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