With solely a self-titled EP beneath their belts, Seattle’s Re-Buried has stirred sufficient buzz of their native scene to share payments with fellow old-school loss of life metallers 200 Stab Wounds and Undeath. Their momentum continues with a debut LP referred to as Repulsive Nature, bringing 35 minutes of gnarled brutality with roots in lots of eras of loss of life metallic’s darkish historical past. In all its unfiltered heaviness, Re-Buried captures the power of loss of life metallic in its most primal kind with out divulging into impenetrable noise, absurd extremity or overindulgence.
Granted, it is simple to sum up Re-Buried as by-the-book loss of life metallic. The constructing blocks are there however, like many old-school revivalists, Re-Buried commits to rejuvenating an period of utmost music earlier than drum triggers, progressive noodling and regardless of the hell “cavernous death metal” is. Sure, opener “From Beneath” and the title monitor each cost fourth with a thick wall of buzzsaw guitars and tumbling blast beats, however in addition they profit from a various array of riffs from guitarists Ed Bingaman and Paul Richards. The songs cycle via flavors of Stockholm-style tremolo, hard-nosed hard-nosed East Coast grooves and depraved harmonies, with monstrous rasps from Mat Chandlerto to hark again to the Florida sound.
By way of their uncooked manufacturing worth, Re-Buried captures a way of hazard—like “Planetary Obliteration” is on the breaking point, held collectively by sheer savagery. On this case, extra chunky riffs deliver some proto-brutal loss of life to thoughts, however the band stays remarkably multi-chromatic in its ferocious onslaught. A lot of that is owed to drummer Alex Bytnar, whose fleshy grooves separate “Infinite Suffering” from the violent blitz with a mid-tempo stomp. The adjustments in really feel and dynamic may be felt in addition to heard, making for some cathartic drops and foreboding Carcass-style guitar leads.
Re-Buried reveals that taking part in “old-school” does not must imply “redundant” if a band is aware of the place to seize from and the place to make use of it most successfully. Tremolo selecting permits “Hypocrisy Incarnate” so as to add atmospheric qualities to its cumbersome crescendos, whereas its root in lumbering heaviness involves fruition with bone-snapping rhythm adjustments and bulldozing mosh components. However these components simply adapt to a extra polarized association like “Smouldering Remnants,” pitting bluesy hammer-on pull-offs towards partitions of depth. It is authentically dirty and nasty, however tight sufficient to stake a declare of memorability within the chaos.
Whereas extra useful as a precursor to “Sepulchral Stench,” the eerie clear guitar arpeggios in “Dismal Hallucinations” spotlight Re-Buried‘s understanding of nuance inside their throttling aura. It is not nearly sounding heavy, however scary as properly. This interprets onto “Sepulchral,” in that the band wrote the track to channel one thing deeper than blunt pressure trauma. The triplet chug-and-blast brings a lot blunt pressure trauma, however actively listening to Re-Buried reveals the creeping dread that made the unique loss of life metallic motion so distinct again within the day.
There’s even some loss of life and function tendencies to chew on throughout “Throne of Asmodeus” to spherical out the Re-Buried sound, with infectious licks and sticky grooves alluding to death-doom and even some slammy sections. To that impact, the moody intro of “Rancid Womb” evolves right into a closing bombshell of stabbing chugs and grating tremolo that evolves as naturally because it stays true to grotesque primitivism. All of it culminates in an immensely satisfying “fight riff”—the a part of their set the place hardcore children who in all probability stood nonetheless for many of the set start their kick-boxing-the-air routine. Such a riff has grow to be a little bit of an unstated necessity for this new troop of loss of life metallic bands, and so they pull it off as successfully because the album’s closing moments of lonesome, minor-key clear guitar strains.
Each metropolis wants a strong band to carry down the loss of life metallic religion at mixed-bill reveals, and Re-Buried has greater than cemented their candidacy to be that band for Seattle. They’ve just a little one thing for each fan of the style, and that’ll proceed to pay dividends for them as this album cycle reaches its boiling level.