"TRAPPED IN PURGATORY"
"TRAPPED IN PURGATORY" is the newest release and unfortunately the last one for
this Phoenix, Arizona based band. THE LUSTMORD split up back in 2014, but they
have left behind some killer releases. "TRAPPED IN PURGATORY" is a six track EP of
some crushing old school Death Metal music with tinges of Black Metal thrown in the mix.
The Death Metal elements tend to have more of an European sound from the mid '90's,
while the Black Metal elements lean more towards a North American style. There is a very
cool raw, unpolished and do it yourself type of vibe that pours out of their music. I liked
the gritty and aggressive parts where you can hear and feel their early roots coming out.
The Black Metal parts, to me, were mostly in the guitar work. It had that kind of noisy
and some what static like guitar style with a very cold feel to them. The vocals are done in
a groggy and harsh Black Metal growl with a mix of thick low ended Death Metal growls.
They reminded me of a mix of BROKEN HOPE, CRYPTOPSY, IMMOLATION,
DEHUMANIZED, DEEDS OF FLESH, JUNGLE ROT, MORTAL DECAY &
OPPRESSOR all together. If you dig any or all of the above mentioned bands, you must
pick up this release, you never know, there may never be another release from these guys!!!