Ektomorf: “Vivid Black” CD and LP and Digital 8th December 2023 AFM records. Hungarian Thrash / Death metal band.
Started back in 1994, it’s amazing the path they went through. I once heard a band with that name but it was more a Celtic rock band… There are so many bands I’m surprised I never heard of this one. Straight to the point explosion in your face musically and cover with a kind of devil face.
This is a no-brainer album, for people who hate their jobs and want a good time to end up the day, it’s like medicine to get all your anger out. For the other ones they will just pass it as it’s brutal and has the most F words a song can have.
The band needed to kick the world with full hatred to blast, lyrically it’s pretty poor but chosen to mark your mind easily. Musically there is nothing special, we already heard it with famous bands before. Since everything has been made, it isn’t easy to stand out with that music.
It keeps its power and down-turned guitars with full-on distortion. The fans will love it for sure. I’m amazed the label signed this band as it’s unusual to the roaster they’ve been promoting for years. They’ve been signed by Nuclear Blast which is pretty much the kind of label signing those bands so that move is surprising.
The singer went through depression during the pandemic which can explain his reason for writing those songs. One song on the half of the album has a ‘melodic ‘ voice, it’s like there is a talk between the good and the bad or just the mind thinking and the other one expressing his anger.
The devil’s face on the cover reminds a bloody heart. Influences Machine Head, Pissing Razors, Slipknot, Korn, and FFDP… to name a few.
For the fans of explosion 90/100.