Tomb Mold – The Enduring Spirit

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Last Updated on 10:42 PM by Giorgos Tsekas

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Canada
Label: 20 Buck Spin
Year: 2023

In a sub-genre that for an unknown to me reasons everyone seems to be the next big thing I can only see a huge underground movement that produces more quality bands that we can consume. In a world that hype is the number one factor in order to make the breakthrough bands like Tomb Mold along with wide group of acts like Gatecreeper, Ulthar, Blood Incantation, Necrot, Sulphur Aeon, Outer Heaven, Worm, Venom Prison, Outre-Tombe, Lik, and some I probably forget right now, seem to have invest their future on creating great music rather on focusing on plagiarism of older legendary bands and image making weird hipster looks. “The Enduring Spirit” is their 4th full length. The Canadians after releasing three albums in three years and then spending the next four in the wilderness surely know how to write atmospheric songs full of groove and buzz-saw riffs all crafted with technical adequacy and progressive mood. Their old school death has no intentions on sounding meat and potatoes. No simple or straightforward compositions here although there a plethora of heavy riffs, tasteful guitar leads and ravaging vocals, still their approaching is by far more progressive and unpredictable than any other of their likes. The twists and tempo changes range from blast beats to jazz like rhythms bringing in mind Schuldiner’s armada last era. The whole album in its entirety is an endless adventure, a journey into space and time with cinematic atmosphere and vibes, challenging the listeners to explore their fantasy and the band itself its own boundaries. Highlights: the epic 11+ minute album closer ‘The Enduring Spirit Of Calamity’, “Will Of Whispers” ,“Fate’s Tangled Thread” and the excellent cover artwork by Jesse Jacobi.

Nikos Nakos
“When the Last Tree Is Cut Down, the Last Fish Eaten, and the Last Stream Poisoned, You Will Realize That You Cannot Eat Money.”
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