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Review: Bone Tomb - Tombs of Blood
Bone Tomb
Tombs of Blood

Label: Goat Prayer Records
Year released: 2015
Duration: 17:30
Tracks: 3
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: July 11, 2015
Reviewed by: Christopher Foley
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Bone Tomb step up as a new contender among the spiked and gnarled ranks of UK Black Metal, featuring Dan Rochester from Vacivus and Spartan Warrior (to name but a few), who handles the majority of instrumentation, and Mark Deeks who adds an atmospheric keyboard presence to the rumbling three tracks featured on Tombs of Blood.

Bone Tomb splice the first and second-wave Black Metal styles, into a darn cool, ridiculously underground package. Throughout you can hear shades of early Emperor, as well as raucous bouts of Celtic Frost/Bathory style bludgeoning, further reinforced by a sweet cover of "Sorrows of The Moon" from the former. Dan's vocals give off creepy echoes from the crypt-style grunt; reinforcing the Bone Tomb style with furious riff attacks, and unsettling atmospheric sections. None the more evident is any of this than in the twisting "Macabre is Eternal".

Certainly a cool debut release, with promise in spades, I look forward to hearing more material from Bone Tomb in the future. For now, I'd recommend picking up a tape (they are limited); the art is ace, and along with the latest Vacivus EP makes for an ace double package. Give it a listen!

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