Haalbuaer – Mortal Ones Scream in Horror (2021)

As it stands, Mortal Ones Scream in Horror is not a good release; it is boring, to be blunt, but the band has great instincts in songwriting and with a little more confidence in their riffcraft and ability to play in tempo, they will go great places.

Like the best of underground death metal, the song structures used here follow no pattern except variations on a verse-chorus motion, breaking it up with riff variations that form their own patterns, sort of like a discussion about something rather than the thing itself.

The band know how to vary the pace, use contrast in riffs, and come up with sounds that resemble both subconscious sensations and epic commentary on them, but the package is not ready quite yet. However there is a lot of good here that they can develop in exciting ways on the next.

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3 thoughts on “Haalbuaer – Mortal Ones Scream in Horror (2021)”

  1. T Malm says:

    Infester? Never heard of em.

    1. T Malm says:

      On a largely unrelated note: this may sound completely insane to ANUS fags, but Final Holocaust has always been a less listenable Consuming Impulse to me. It’s completely and perfectly formulated speed/death metal, but it never grabs me by the balls. I wanted to say that this was due to the production, but the demos have the same effect. Shredding but wanting to be speed metal with death metal’s intensity. Never succeeding either way. Consuming Impulse did this but leaning more towards the death metal composition that made it legendary. I continue to listen to that album at least annually even if it bores me with its smooth perfection. You’re all gay and I love and hate you in equal measure.

    2. Braided into ballsnacks says:

      Original content, do not steal

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