Kratornas – Devoured by Damnation

Rating: 3/5
Distributor label: Grathila Records
Distributor label URL: http://nefariousrealm.com/tag/grathila-records/
Released: 2016
Buy Album URL: https://kratornas.bandcamp.com/
Band Website: http://www.kratornas.com/

Band line-up:
Zachariah (Guitars/Vocals/Bass)
GB Guzzarin (Drums)
Tracklistings:
1. Spit On God
2. Dead Burning Christ
3. Archangels of Destruction
4. Deluge – After Massacre
5. Blood of The Devil
6. Evil Is Reborn
7. Devoured By Damnation
8. Cadavers of Gods
9. Huios Diabolus
10. World Within Demons
Review:

Hailing originally from the Philippines, spearhead member Zachariah now resident in Canada has eventually found a drummer to make his vision for a lethal mash up of styles of metal a reality once again.  Now signed to small Indie label Grathila Records, Kratornas have the backing to put out their next album after years of languishing back in his home country.

I don’t know what the metal scene is like in the Philippines but I have to admit that his story has me intrigued. So lets give Devoured by Damnation a listen.  It’s a filthy mix, mixing up grindcore (Wormrot I would say is the closest thing) with black metal and a bit of death thrown in for good measure (Vader, Terrororizor, Deicide, and Archgoat I can hear too).

The album kicks off with a dirty twang of a bass and through most of the album, Zach’s bass riff is clearly evident and grabs your attention instantly. The new drummer makes himself heard and smashes out a fast tempo beat through the albums 10 tracks. Although all these elements aren’t bad in themselves, together they make a brutal yet muddy cacophony that seems unhinged, wild and raw. If that’s your thing then your going to love this deranged offering Kratornas. Sadly grind-core and this album Devoured by Damnation just isn’t my thing. There’s no change of tempo and that’s what I’d love to hear on this album, a slow dark sludge like Archgoat who perfectly mix up their tempo styles. I could be wrong so why not give it a listen and prove me wrong.
Review by Nathan Slack
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