Broken Hope

Grotesque Blessings (Martyr Music Group)
Enslain Magazine Issue #7
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Broken Hope is an underrated force in the death metal scene. Who else comes up with such clean-cut and memorable riffs, with such a sharp sound? The somewhat thin production sets them apart from the muddier recorded releases that are common in death metal, and pronounces their finely crafted precision. What I like is that it's not as over-the-top as many newer bands tend to be, it's a bit more tame in a very refreshing way, with enough chaos and time shifts to add to the value. And even after such a long history in metal, they are still able to write songs that are exceptionally creative and distinct. "Grotesque Blessings" is definitely their strongest material to date, and if you allow it to, it will grow on you like the plague! -- Lady Enslain