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Anarchos – Invocation Of Moribund Spirits

Band – Anarchos

Album – Invocation Of Moribund Spirits

Country of Origin – The Netherlands

Genre – Death Metal

Release Date – January 19th, 2018

Label – Blood Harvest Records

Author – The Great Mackintosh

Back to the Netherlands we go for some more heavy fucking shit from Anarchos. The icy tundra has yet again spewed forth some extremely evil shit on this one. One might go so far as to say that these are probably the type of tunes that giant black spiked Snow Ploughs being driven by demons care to listen to whilst doing whatever it is that they do. Ploughing snow more than likely, but I’m sure they occasionally get some spare time. If not, I suggest they call their local union.

This is their first full length release, following on from two earlier EP’s. Not exactly the most prolific band in the world, but you don’t need to be when you are on a mission to pollute the world with your vileness. Too much clutter can get in the way when an artist is churning out release after release. It is far better in my opinion for them to focus on making sure the final product will stand the test of time and not just be forgotten as the next one rolls out.

To that end Anarchos have certainly succeeded. While they may not be going to melt the polar ice caps with Invocation Of Moribund Spirits, this is indeed one very solid album that ticks all the right boxes on version 22a of the Death Metal Is It Good Yes/No form. Okay, there may only be two boxes on that form, yes and no, but it does tick the correct box for the rest of us to find it amply suitable.

A thunderous buzzsaw guitar attack over the rumbling bass, and a drum kit that is getting the bejesus smacked out of it combine with some extremely guttural vocals to give us our daily dose of death. Nothing you haven’t heard before, but still done well enough for you, the listener, to get your jollies from it. Total death metal for total death metal maniacs is how it has been described, and yes, I concur.

Death metal for the masses. A very solid album with just the right kind of punch to the kidney region you need on a cold Winter’s day. It’ll certainly wake you up and may even clear some of the snow from your driveway, if played loud enough. The Police may come around and tell you to turn it down, but hey, at least you have cleared a path for them. Such a nice person you are.

Recommendation: Well worth a listen, OSDM or whatever you want to call it. Solid is the key word here folks.

Rating: 3.5/5