Thulsa Doom - Realms of Hatred CD
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.