Entierro, a collective from Connecticut joins forces with ex-Fates Warining Guitarist Victor Arduini to begin a new chapter with the release of its self-titled debut album.
When asked what led to his joining up with the band in early 2017 Arduini stated:
“They were the one band from my area I was really digging. Their sound was true old school metal that just had some really cool heavy riffs and songwriting. They have elements of doom, bit of thrash and yet it comes across a class metal for the new ages. They took me out of my comfort zone as I had to learn a few new tricks which I’ve been embracing. I was a fan the first time I heard them.
Chris is a great front man and after going to see them play a few shows I learned one of their guitarists was leaving and I was asked if I’d be interested in joining them. The timing was perfect. After finishing the Arduini/Balich album I pretty much needed a break from all that writing/producing I did and this allows me to just be a part of a band again without it all falling on my shoulders.
With the great writing skills of the others I can focus on putting my style over what they come up with and occasionally add a riff or two when needed. It helped keep me actively playing and I’ve just been having a blast playing these songs with such awesome musicians.”
The debut self-titled album will be released on September 1st 2018.
A modern spin on the classic metal sound, Entierro throw out exciting guitar harmonies over sharpened riffs. Backed up by a thumping bass, drums and visceral vocals that are multi-layered, Entierro make a lot of noise.
Across the 8 tracks that make up this self-titled release, the heavy metal band reveal a really strong hand with elements taken from a number of sub-genres including doom and thrash. Opener Cyclonic Winds alone shows off the range as it goes from catchy and rhythmic metal to methodical doom. An excellent opener.
Electricity builds through Cauldron of War leading to a crunching finale that is some of the heaviest stuff heard this year. Live to Tell then leans back and pulls out the catchy card with a nice, bouncy beat while also throwing around incredible riffs and a great vocal range.
The doom side of Entierro comes out to play again in the atmospheric Turn Out the Light. The slow groove is mind-numbing and the guitars reverberate throughout the body. It’s then followed by Valley of Deceit and Controlled Burn, a slamming pair of tracks that will have every metal fan nodding their heads along in approval.
Entierro – Entierro Full Track Listing:
1. Cyclonic Winds
2. Santa Muerte
3. Cauldron Of War
4. Live To Tell
6. Turn Out The Light
7. Valley Of Deceit
8. Controlled Burn
Entierro - Entierro (Self Released)
The Final Score - 7.5/10