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Review: Mallephyr - Womb of Worms
Womb of Worms

Label: Satanath Records
Year released: 2018
Duration: 38:15
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black/Death

Rating: 4/5

Review online: April 1, 2019
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
Womb of Worms

Rated 4.5/5 (90%) (4 Votes)

Rokycany (Plzen), Czech Republic. Something wicked was cooking in that small town in 2013. Mallephyr is the name of this unholy four-piece unit and they play a style I would call progressive and blackened death metal. These fellows' second album, Womb of Worms, is a magnificent piece of work in which one can hear some influences from the likes of Behemoth, Setherial and Dimmu Borgir, more specifically the later eras of these three acts. Most of the time Mallephyr feel homey in faster territories while at the same time trying to keep the complexity and atmospheric levels high throughout the album. "Womb of Worms I" truly challenges them through its 11+ minutes, but they manage to pull it off really nicely. Same with "Womb of Worms II," which "only" lasts about six and a half minutes, this grand finale taking a very progressive turn musically, which I like very much.

This extreme sounding Czech Republic group made a great impression on me with this album, so I'll be keeping an eye out for them in the future.

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