Gorefest - La Muerte (Nuclear Blast Records) - Back
It’s hard to believe that it has been around eight years since Gorefest’s last disc. “Chapter 13” was released way back in 1998 and “Mindloss” was released an amazing fifteen years ago now…how time flies! Their classic death sound nowadays sounds fresh and alive in a day of metalcore. “La Muerte” is filled with aggressive and heavy choppy riffs that usually keep you interested throughout. A few parts are a little bland but the passion in the solos and leads balances that pretty well. The catchy death/thrash riffs and some nice harmonies help out too…probably part of the reason why the songs have such a great presence as well. After a few listens I noticed quite a few parts that reminded me of Entombed, especially the vocal styling. A couple key tracks on the album are “When the Dead Walk the Earth” and “You Could Make Me Kill.” Just about everything else is respectable. I’m sure there are some of you out there that will absolutely love this disc!


Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins