I DIG FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, EVEN IF THEY CAN’T SPELL “THROUGH” CORRECTLY
MetalSucks Maniac Mark Mortiz-Rabson e-mailed us about Italy’s Fleshgod Apocalypse back in February, and Patrick Neely tried to tell me about them way back in April of last year; but for whatever reason, the band didn’t click with me until last night, when reader Russell Warnhoff sent me the following song, “Thru Our Scars” –
The group classify themselves as “death metal/classical,” but I’m not sure I hear any more of a classical influence than I would in any number of other skilled death metal bands (unless you’re counting those operatic vocals in the middle, but dozens of metal bands utilize that style of singing in their music, so…). In any case, I really, really like this song, and will have to investigate further. The band’s new EP, Mafia, is out in Europe now, but Willowtip won’t release it here in the States ’til June 8. While we wait, check out Fleshgod Apolcalypse on MySpace, and then weigh in with your thoughts below.