Contact Us

Martrod – ‘Transmutation of Wounds’

martrod

Debut releases sometimes struggle to prove themselves worthy: does the songwriting develop naturally, does the album feel artistically expressed or mechanically arranged? Led by songwriter Alex Poole and featuring (ex-)members of Misþyrming, Aosoth, and Wormlust, Martröð’s Transmutation Of Wounds delivers some memorable raw black metal over its short 16-minute runtime. It definitely feels collaborative.

The Wormlust-esque discordance fortifies commonly relied-upon tremolo riffs. Ambiance offered by softer influences rounds the noise out. Not that discordance is unbearable, but it can easily wear thin when handled improperly. The album’s second and final track exists with a satisfying cascadian build-up, something you had to wait for, but not for so long.

-Andrew Rothmund

Transmutation Of Wounds is available now (for free) via Bandcamp. The MLP was offered at this year’s Prague Death Mass. Additional copies are expected shortly.

Recent News

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://www.invisibleoranges.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Invisible Oranges - The Metal Blog quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!