Sunday, June 24, 2018

Soulburn - Feeding on Angels (1998)

   After Asphyx was split-up, guitarist Eric Daniels and drummer Bob Bagchus decided to continue to play in a new project. They borrowed Wannes Gubbels from Pentacle and founded Soulburn.
   Asphyx somehow wasn't the same since Martin van Drunen was quit from the band. Something was missing, and the following albums just didn't had the same catchy feeling like "The Rack" and "Last One on Earth" had. With Soulburn that missing feeling returned, and the band just sounded like some incarnation of old Asphyx. The simple, but characteristic and easily recognizable guitar themes, the heavy sound, the overwhelming netherworld-like impression and the despretate suffocating vocal style were reunited again. This is a combination of doom influenced death metal that no one is able to play in such a high quality like they did. "Feeding on Angels" was an excellent album without any weak points. The interesting thing that a few years later they continued as Asphyx with the same line-up, so the sense of this little intermezzo may seem questionable. But definitely not useless, cause Soulburn brought back something essential into the underground scene, and for the old fans.

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