||The first thing that comes to mind when I
gave this disc a spin was Deicide slowed down (although - this isn't
exactly a dirge-like experience). Soul
Less Divine dwell in London, but not England - Ontario, Canada!
"Dishonourable Suffering" consists of 9 sweltering tracks
with a running time reaching around 40 minutes. This demo of sorts
is just flat-out guttural death metal aggression with very little
harmony except for maybe the acoustic parts. I see a lot of bands
doing this these days; I just hope bands don't start doing it for
trend-sake. I like the acoustic stuff, though, and I also like the
old-school death style mixed along with it. The production is a bit
lacking, but it's pretty good considering the disc was recorded on
a digital 4 track! You can definitely make more out of this than over
75% of the black metal population. The booklet artwork with the album
is actually very good. Anyways, these guys aren't that bad at all.
I'm sure if they get into a more professional studio and maybe get
signed, they'll be able to bring it with the best of them! For fans
of old-school death metal.
Reviewed By: Thomas