Sweden’s Godhead Machinery, an extreme/black metal band will release their highly anticipated debut album, Ouroboros on September 29th 2017 via Inverse Records.
A hauntingly atmospheric mix of spoken word & soft piano tones gets the ball rolling on Ouroboros nicely before the groove infused sound of A House Divided comes along to kick everyone’s ass.
The riffs hum with intensity, the drum beats sound hard enough to crack the earth, the bass hooks are flesh-tearing in their sharpness & the vocals have an aggressive & brutal stance. It’s a great way to get things started & thankfully the rest of the album doesn’t let it down.
The dark & moody tempo of Praise the Flesh might not be as fast as what came before but it offers something different. Playing the doom card with its meaty riffs & hooks, the groove elements here really excel & the vocals take on a much more desperate edge. The longer it goes, the more it digs in deeper. Pure excellence.
An intermission of sorts, the title track Ouroboros whispered vocals & unsettling sound breaks things up well.
While Council of Nicaea flies by in a blur without really making too much of an impression, Tithe brings back the real quality side of Godhead Machinery. Slamming groove, upbeat riffs & a level of unbridled fury that just sits so well on the ears.
This exciting album finishes up with The Plague, showcasing some techy-guitar elements alongside a familiar but comfortable metal sound. It’s certainly the most imaginative sounding track of the album.
There’s no arguing with a finish as strong as this. 7 tracks of quality & exciting metal.
Godhead Machinery – Ouroboros Full Track Listing:
2. A House Divided
3. Praise the Flesh
5. Council of Nicaea
7. The Plague
Godhead Machinery - Ouroboros (Inverse Records)
- The Final Score - 9/109/10