Title: Cavern of Foul Beings
Label: Memento Mori
Date: January 22, 2018
Hailing from Greece, Ectoplasma began in 2013. They have a demo, two splits, an EP, and two full length releases to date with the newest release being, “Cavern of Foul Beings.” Belting out riff after riff with a punchy guitar sound and melodic harmonies reminding me a bit like the tones of Brutality and Sinister, Ectoplasma offers a consistent and aggressive form of death metal that keeps things traditional without getting to technical or just blasting their way through all either.
There is a lot of catchiness and hooks in the overall writing here with both American and Euro influences that has varying tempos from slow introductory riffs drawing the listener in, to some fast blast beat parts with all going full out in speed and mid-paced beats leading all for the most part through out this old school madness that Ectoplasma do. On top of this, there are powerful bellowing vocals of a low demonic-like roar that just punch through everything like a wrecking ball demolishing a building.
From topic matters of horror, death, the supernatural and so forth, this 11-track death metal beast even features an Unleashed cover too and you can’t go wrong with that! What a way to begin a year! Already being impressed with a lot of the various death metal from Greece that I have heard over the years, Ectoplasma represent extremely well and are at the top of my list for 2018 so far! 10/10 Wolven Deadsoul