Thulsa Doom - Realms of Hatred MLP (Black vinyl)
From the musty underground of Italy comes Realms Of Hatred, the debut demo from Thulsa Doom. No, they are not doom metal, but in fact a super raw slab of death metal, served pretty rare, with little spice or bite. By that I mean that there isn’t anything outside the ordinary beyond the standards for old school death metal. This shan’t fool you though, as it’s a profound and quick listen, with only four full tracks and a few instrumental interludes. On the other hand, it is very much on the extreme side, teetering into blackened territory a bit, and with blast beats dumped all over the place, cranking up the intensity.
One thing that I can say is that despite being so raw, it’s actually quite well crafted for a death metal demo. I went into this expecting something like Morbid Angel’s Scream Forth Blasphemies, but the quality was far better. Very much a demo worth checking out for fans of Morbid Angel, Suffocation, and bands of that sort.