The Lurking Fear, a side project of At the Gates members including Tomas Lindberg, preview a new track, “Winged Death” from their upcoming self-titled EP that is coming out soon. The band also has an album, Out Of The Voiceless Grave, coming out August 11th on Century Media. Death Metal Underground’s staff are not giddy with anticipation but rather unsurprisingly disappointed.
“Winged Death” sounds like a commercialized slowed down speed metal version of Lindberg’s first band, Grotesque. The song opens with a drum intro reminiscent of “Painkiller” before getting a Necrolord style riff starts and then the song nose dives into Pantera, vocal-driven stomp rock territory. The song structure is strictly verse chorus verse with two alternating budget riffs and generic keyboards probably supposed to be spooky like so many phoned in metal albums from aging musicians hoping to make another few thousand bucks to buy new piece of gear or make car payments. Listen to the real Grotesque instead of the phony imitation: