Album Review Format: Digital Stream
Band Name: Blind Spite
Title: Extinction Event
Date of Release: 9/2014
Record Label: www.legion-blotan.mutant-ape.co.uk
Genre: Blackened Death Metal
Reviewed by: Geoff McGraw
Track listings: 1. Extinction Event 2. Doubt 3. ∞ 4. Construct
Hailing from the UK this 5 piece presents a 4 song 23 minute 13 second EP. Now recently I have complained about too short EPs. If you are going to present an EP it should at least fall somewhere close to 20 minutes, and anything less than 15 is a tragedy. Not a problem here.
Atonal melodies and off kilter atmospheres mark this releases instrumental side, while absolutely brutal vocals come ripping through like blunt razors tearing tissue paper. However you will find that Blind Spite has some balance amongst the brutality, scattered amongst the blasts are some well composed counter weights to the ripping oppression.
I would like to hear a little more outside the box playing. The drums seem to be mixed a touch high in comparison to the guitars and bass which may contribute the sensation that the songs appear to be a bit too reliant on standard tremelo picking and scales. This takes away a bit from the overall experience, but not enough to bore.
I would like to see what Blind Spite could do with a longer format full length album, Definitely enough here to make the listener come back for more. If blackened death metal with a bit of doom is your thing than you should give this Ep a go.