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.

"This demo is an altar to memory; it is everything that could’ve never been said."