Doomsday Hymn - Mene Tequel Ufarsim
Rottweiler Records
Groove/Thrash/Death Metal
10 songs (34'00'')
Release year: 2015
Doomsday Hymn, Rottweiler Records
Reviewed by Jared
Surprise of the month

The Brazilian band Doomsday Hymn was founded by the ex-vocalist of Delohim Gil Lopes, and ex-Survive member Jarlisson Jaty in 2012 and set out on an ambitious goal; to combine elements of both traditional and modern day metal. The result is Doomsday Hymn, a thrashy, death, and groovy sound that borrows a bit from metalcore. Bands like Sepultra come to mind from Brazil for many, but Doomsday Hymn is one that truly deserves attention from the area. Their debut, Mene Tequel Ufarsim, is an album that truly pounds with heavy aggression that is sure to get heads banging.

Interestingly, the entire album’s vocals are in Portuguese, but are extremely toughened and in your face with a metalcore vibe. But this album does not pull its punches when it comes to the music, starting off with the album title track Mene Tequel Ufarsim. Thrash makes up the introductory portion but rides on the rails of groove like much of this album likes to do, laying out catchy riffs left and right. Poderoso follows up with more hostility, driving out appealing guitar licks, but this time incorporating some tribal drums and bringing out some clean vocals to keep the variety fresh.

Breakdowns do occur in this album quite a bit like Liberdade does with its good palm muting chugs, but the focus doesn’t solely lie here. Tracks like Recomecar contain guitar riffs that shred with intensity and ferociousness, attacking with groovy licks consistently well up until the very end.

Mene Tequel Ufarsim is a groovy and intense ride that hammers down some seriously dense guitars. With thrash, death (old-school & modern), groove, and metalcore thrown into the mix, Doomsday Hymn’s debut is an extremely fun, and exceptionally solid first full-length LP.

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Jared quoted 85 / 100
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