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Triverse Massacre

With Bared Teeth And Truths (Triverse Massacre)

By • Aug 9th, 2014 • Category: Album review

Critics often say that artists should write and create what they know about. If that was the case, music fans should be a lot more worried about death metal than they have been all these years.
Brimming with a showy confidence and a disdain for the quiet and staid, it’s hard to believe this offshoot of heavy metal is almost 30-years-old. From the earlies days of Slayer, Venom and Cannibal Corpse, this subgenre has gone from strength to strength in the ensuing decades. Always there, always on the periphery and always very, very loud, it seems that death metal isn’t going anywhere any time soon.
Hoping to carve their name into the chiseled, bloody and venom soaked annals of death metal’s history is Triverse Massacre. Delivering their new EP ‘With Bared Teeth and Truths’, the Carlisle five-piece are suitably aggressive and boisterous in their music.
All the usual hallmarks are there in this release. The Geiger inspired artwork, epic lyrics and a sense of scale that stretches beyond the mortal, Triverse Massacre tick a lot of the boxes. Formed in 2010 and with a suitably loyal touring fan base, they are hoping that this release will mark the beginning of the next stage of their careers. And as far as death metal albums go, they’re onto a winner with this one.
Kicking off with the suitably ominous ‘Wolves At Your Gates’, the wall of sound that the group creates is impressive. The listener is lured into a false sense of calm before the thrashing guitars and hammering drums kick things into overdrive. Vocalist Liam Clark does his best to wail above the din but he’s fighting a losing battle.
Things only get louder from there on in, with closer ‘Torn From the Throne’ rounding off the four-track EP in fine style. Gritty and with a scope that seems to stretch off into forever, it’s hard to believe that this group aren’t backed by a major label and all the techno studio wizardry that comes along with that.
Never particularly famed for its variance or pioneering spirit, death metal has remained a firm seller in record stores and online over the years. The term “if it aint broke, don’t fix it” has never really been more pertinent to any other kind of music.
Triverse Massacre have adopted that same spirit and deliver the goods on this release. No, it’s not a landmark piece of death metal but then again, it doesn’t have to be. A solid, pleasing EP for anybody interested in the thriving UK scene.

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  1. another review for the e.p. this time from @isthismusic. cheers folks.