Review: Mortal Torment – Cleaver Redemption

Posted: November 22, 2015 in Reviews
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Mortal Torment - Cleaver Redemption

Greek death squad Mortal Torment have unleashed their latest collection of bloodsoaked brutality a mere month ago, and it is already looking like a highlight of 2015’s brutal death metal lists. Savagery and razor sharp riffing abounds in this sophomore outting. Greek death metal is suddenly becoming very attractive…

‘Epiletic Defecation’ is a thunderous slab of slamming brutality and endless double kicks. ‘Tender Dismember’ has a sickening groove that runs through the middle, while brutal growls punctuate every riff. The breakdown is devastating when it hits, reminding you how effective this kind of death metal can be when it’s done right. The excellently titled ‘A Million Skulls to Bludgeon’ and the raging title track are examples of great modern death metal.

Mortal Torment aren’t as sludgy and indecipherable as some brutal death bands, and it does them credit. Their crisp production enhances their obvious musical talents, and at times they are reminiscient of Cannibal Corpse in their fretwork execution. In a little over half an hour, Mortal Torment skillfully blend different facets of death metal goodness to create a mature, well written and executed death metal record.

Be it the rusty knife assault of ‘Fucked in the Eye Socket’ or the savage beating of ‘Masturbating the Deranged’, Mortal Torment’s brand of ultra heavy death metal ticks all the boxes for me. Well, not really ticks, more like slashes and rips at your flesh. Support!


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