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Review: Depressor - Hell Storms over Earth
Depressor
Hell Storms over Earth

Label: Sentient Ruin Laboratories
Year released: 2019
Duration: 35:30
Tracks: 18
Genre: Black/Death

Rating: 2.75/5

Review online: January 18, 2020
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Hell Storms over Earth

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I wanted to like this, but it really sounds like Depressor are doing chaotic and lo-fi for the sake of it and the result sounds kind of half-baked. This band started out as an industrial metal outfit and morphed their sound a couple of times along the way. Hell Storms over Earth, a compilation of 18 songs, does have its moments, mostly in the cleaner parts that are sometimes of early '80s black/thrash à la Venom and Hellhammer, though it's nowhere near as good. To be honest, when I'm in the right mood I can actually listen to this quite a bit, but it ultimately comes off as background scratchy music. There are a lot of good ideas in here, but the execution is flawed, so if the band clean up their act a little, they may be on to something.

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