Gorephilia are a band from Finland that has been featured before in this zine and plays an old school form of death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Severed Monolith" which will be released in March by Dark Descent Records.
A very distorted sound starts off the album before going into a heavier direction along with a great amount of morbid sounding melodies while the vocals are mostly death metal growls and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the music is heavily rooted in the early 90's.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic style and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and tremolo picking can also be heard in some of the faster riffing.
High pitched screams can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and they also bring in a brief instrumental and a few tracks that are long and epic in length while a later instrumental is a sci-fi orientated synth track before returning back to a heavier direction and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and they close the album with a classical music orientated instrumental.
Gorephilia creates another recording that remains true to the old school death metal of previous releases while also adding in new touches to their style, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the inner conflict and self destruction of a man parting from his wills, value and life.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Gorphilia and if you are a fan of old school death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Interplaner" Black Horns" and "Crushed Under the Weight Of God". 8 out of 10.