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Apes of God - “El poeta y el cementerio de memorias” Demo 2020 [8/10]

This is the demo with which Apes of God resurfaces after the murder of vocalist César Canales. Contains two tracks released on Bandcamp, with just over 6 minutes of dense and dark death metal, as touched by Death itself. Rodrigo is on vocal duties this time. A surprisingly good characteristic is that both the titles and lyrics are written and sung in Spanish. Slower, with doom reminiscences, the sound of the band is different from what we had been listening to previously, lower tuned guitars and bass, along with the new vocal style this demo seems to be heading down a darker path. In only 2 tracks the band has reinvented themselves as a new entity. Re-emerging as Apes of God has done is not an easy task, many bands have split, or their members have stayed away from the stage, metal, or music altogether for much less than what Apes of God have been through. This would seem like a new beginning or a turn in their previous path, or this may be just a cathartic exercise. A gateway for pain

Conceived by Hate - “Putrid Realms of the Occult” Album 2020 [9.5/10]

Conceived by Hate has recently released their third full-length after 4 years of silence, without having released any new productions. No previous announcements or information that could warn us about a new release was published, out of the dark “Putrid Realms of the Occult” manifested on May 30 of this year. Since July 2018 CbH is a solo project by M.Q. and this is the first result of this decision, nonetheless, the album has the participation of Iosif Najarro as a session drummer only, this is not a surprise to anyone, considering the long history of these guys working together, there was no one better for the task. With this album M.Q. establishes Conceived by Hate as one of the most consistent and best acts in the country and the region. This is a masterpiece that has sacrificed the band's melodic characteristics, they started to disappear in "Death and Beyond", now the transformation grew horns. I remember that at some point I read some words by M.Q. saying he wanted