Sunday, August 2, 2009
Sthygma - Act 1: Sthygma (1995)
Genre: Death/Thrash Metal
1. Strange Anathema
2. (Let You) Hear Out The Mermaids
4. Inner Peace
Download at Mediafire
Props to xuxl for the upload!
Hailing from France, Sthygma took their first steps into the underground Death Metal world with their EP, Act 1: Sthygma. Some pretty cult stuff, Sthygma play a unique type of Death Metal infused with thrashy elements. The vocals sound very hardcore-ish and you can tell they come from the throat. None of this guttural business. Standard riffing with the occasional burst of raw speed and aggression. The vocals really help to highlight the anger in this release. However, on a contrasting side of things, there are these mesmerizing sort of chanting-like vocals that almost sound like they could be vocoder-based, but really aren't. Help to add a more esoteric atmosphere to this EP and really balances it out. Quite good.