Black Earth is the new album from extreme/death metal band, Process of Guilt. Due to be released on September 22nd via Bleak Recordings & Division Recordings.
A crushing behemoth of an album, the five tracks that make up Black Earth are a lesson in harshness & despair. Heavy but with serious amounts of rhythm, tempo-changes & riffs.
(No) Shelter’s eruption of groove heavy riffing & ripping vocals is very Gojira like but Process of Guilt quickly find their own feet with a tempo change that slows things down. Bringing an absolutely crushing beat that slows down even more into the fuzzy sound of feedback & melody.
The last few minutes just blaze with doomy fury, heaviness to smash a hole in the earth.
The same fuzzy guitar feedback gets Feral Ground off & rolling. The excitement building & leading to a crescendo of noisy drum beats & inhumane guitar riffs. While just as abusively heavy, it makes a lot of impact thanks to the bitterness of the melody.
The force of unadulterated groove & rhythm that constantly comes at you is something you’ll remember long after the shockingly good title track, Black Earth & huge finale, Hoax play out.
The former gets down low & dirty with its groove & electrically-charged riffs while the latter drips atmospheric doom levels of heaviness. They feed the beast that demands heavier & aggressive metal resulting in a seriously satisfied feeling.
Process of Guilt – Black Earth Full Track Listing:
1. (No) Shelter
2. Feral Ground
4. Black Earth
Process Of Guilt - Black Earth (Bleak Recordings/Division Records)
- The Final Score - 8.5/108.5/10