Tuesday, November 19, 2013

HORTOR - DIOS DE DIOSES

While on the subject of black metal or unblack or sorrow metal or just extreme metal sometime back I received the latest from Hortor.  Entitled Dios De Dioses (God of gods) this 2013 release is full on musical extremism.  Hailing from Mexico, Hortor has been around since 2003
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Decked out in corpse paint and creating enough guitar driven whimsy to ignite a firestorm this release is sure to please.  I found this more reminiscent of death metal than black metal. With a focus on melodies and the songs themselves if you’re looking for atmosphere you might want to look elsewhere. For this listener I focus on songs and melodies and production values.

The production is done well with good separation and solid upfront guitars that aren’t lost somewhere.  The drums are prominent and quality courtesy of Michael Cook. For those not in the know Cook drums for A Hill to Die Upon and contributed a blistering performance to this album.

Azmaveth offers up solid extreme vocals throughout while just rocketing on the guitar.  There aren’t any keyboards (piano yes) on this release but there are parts with classical guitars and the occasional woodwind. 

I found this to be an enjoyable release, albeit this form of metal isn’t my favorite.  Grave Declaration might reach my cd player first but none the less this album by Hortor was a bit of a surprise in good way.

Solid extreme music (in Spanish btw) which exalts the Lord Jesus Christ. Bombworks Records has delievered a sledgehammer of release.  Make no mistake this is the real deal and for fans of blackened death metal this album is a must.



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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

BAD REVIEW, A REVIEW NEED BEE MORE DEEP, HERE ONLY SAY THAT DON´T LIKE YOU THIS KIND O BLACK METAL, SO OBVIOUSLY YOU WILL GIVE A BAD PUNTUATION FOR THIS REASON. FORM ME 8.5

Mr.Electric40 said...

You're entitled to your opinion and I'm entitled to mine... That's the beauty of reviews and freedom of choice. We don't all have to love the same thing. I'm sorry that you don't seem to understand that. Have a great day and Rock for Jesus!!

Marcus Scott said...

This cd is Awesome. I came across Hortor on Ebay and i didn't know they were a christian unblack/sorrow Metal band from Mexico like Exousia and Antestor from Norway. I bought a Mp3 download album on CD Baby since the cd wasn't available on here . I bought the self titled demo cd Hortor that came out in 2004 and a Ep entitled By The Sword of the Emperor released in 2007. Their 1st full-length also released in 2007 entitled Decapitacion Absoluta al Falso Profeta that i also Purchased on CD Baby.Next i'm gonna get their 2nd Full-Length cd entilted Ancient Satanic Rituals Are Crushed in Dust released in 2009 and this one their 3rd Full-length cd Dios de Dioses [God of Gods] released in 2013 and then i have all their cds. Check them out if u haven't This bands messege is about Our Lord and Saviour Yeshua Jesus Christ and No One Rocks Harder Than Hashem The God of Abraham, Issac & Jacob.

Lunaria LadyFemmeFatale said...

oh... christian black metal. very original...
Jesus really loves this music and this way of singing...

I'm waiting for zen black metal, buddha black metal, Krishna black metal, and so on...