Mouldered – Chronology Of A Rotten Mind

Rating: 4.0/5
Distributor/label: Satanath Records
Distributor/label URL: http://www.satanath.com/
Released: 2017
Buy Album: http://bit.ly/2gpA6DV
Band Website: http://www.facebook.com/moulderedofficial

Band line-up:

Hermes Martinez
Mauricio De La Rosa
Hammer Quintero
Jhonatan Ariza
Jonathan Piñeiro

Tracklisting:

1. I’m Legion
2. Death
3. Mind Control
4. Succubus
5. Prision
6. Zombiefication
7. Genocide
8. Chronology Of A Rotten Mind

Review:

South America has a rich history of producing some excellent metal music. Though the only band from Columbia that I have come across are Inquisition, there are over 1400 other bands which cover almost every sub-genre of metal music that one could imagine. Mouldered aren’t anything too separate or original but they have created a beast of an album with ‘Chronology Of A Rotten Mind’. Straight up brutal death metal with some titanic riffs, growls, blasts, leads and all the components that are necessary for building and releasing a solid album of this genre.

Formed in 2013, the band from Barranquilla released a short demo last year which has a couple of songs that have made it into the polished final article that we have here. With eight songs on the album, we only get a little bit over twenty minutes of music. The songs are fast and powerful with some pretty fine production too.

The album opens with ‘Legion’ which kicks things off with what sounds like an excerpt from ‘The Exorcist’ film in German. The brutality takes over as Mouldered waste no time in blowing you away with well measured chops and hooks that get the blood flowing. It’s all straight up brutal death from the getgo. Even a few slam breaks squeeze their way through like in the brilliant ‘Zombiefication’. It’s all highly infectious and exceptionally assembled and delivered.

The finer details such as the use of a fretless bass  sneak in and change the dynamic somewhat. The opus is all killer no filler as each track after each track slays incredibly. Songs such as ‘Succubus’ and ‘Prision’ are absolute smashers but so are the rest. The leadwork is also a talking point as they heighten the sensationalism of the songs, just adding that extra bit of icing on the brutal cake that is this album.

The only issue I have is that the album isn’t long enough. I want way more than twenty minutes of Mouldered. Their next release  better be a two hour double album or I’ll find out where they live and take a shit in their kettle. Failing that, I’ll just have to deal with the disappointment whilst saving a ton of cash for flights to Columbia. They have thoroughly entertained with this blinder of an album and I’m looking forward to any future releases.

Review by Pete Mutant
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