Review: Burial Hordes – Devotion To Unholy Creed [2009]

Amazon Burial HordesGreek black metal merchants Burial Hordes employ the primitive approach on their evil eight track sojourn into the abyss titled DEVOTION TO UNHOLY CREED. Armed with raw production values for an authentic black-metal-in-the-basement feel (“Hellborn”), a slew of skewered guitar riffs that range from jarring to muddy, and an unearthly vocal presence that sounds as if it crawled out of the catacombs. Tracks like “Infernal Necromancers” beguiles diabolical urges to come to fruition while “God’s Cutthroat” and “Abysmal Goatfeast” carry an impact to stand on their own, yet are forebodingly sandwiched in between a disturbing chant whose ominous tone solidifies each track’s morbid sense of dread and despair. Sinister and sinewy with a vicious bark and venomous bite, Burial Hordes have unleashed a vitriolic album that gives praise to its predecessors while unrepentantly damning the rest of society. www.pulverised.netMike SOS

3 StarsBurial Hordes is Cthonos (Vocals), N.E.C.R.O. (Guitars/Bass), Psychaos (Guitars/Bass), & Impaler (Drums).

Track Listing:

  1. “Praise the Bloodcode of Hatred”
  2. “Devotion to Unholy Creed”
  3. “Infernal Necromancers”
  4. “Hellborn”
  5. “Gods Cutthroat”
  6. “Abysmal Goatfeast”
  7. “Splendid Destruction”
  8. “Stench of Immortal Doom”
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