Well, here we are again. The dust has settled from the passing of another year, the hangovers are be subsiding (hopefully) and just like I did last year, I'm writing a review on new year's day. To be fair both the weather and TV schedule is rubbish.
I'm blowing the cobwebs away with the 2014 EP from Texan death/thrash trio Krullur, which was released by Horror Pain Gore Death. Might as well kick things off properly! Grounds For Termination originally came out on 2013 but was re-released prior to a new up-coming EP, due for release sometime in the next twelve months. Krullur themselves have been active since 1989 and have put out a slew of releases including a few demo and a full-length, in 2001.
1. Bringer Of Destruction
2. Necromancer Of Death
3. Designed For Failure
4. Pay By Pain
5. No Holds Barred
For a trio, Krullur make a hellish noise. EP opener Bringer Of Destruction hails in a raw sound and an urgent approach by the band. Screaming solos, prominent percussion and black-thrash vox are the order the day. They have some catchy chops to, just like the riffs on Necromancer Of Death. If the recording was cleaned up a bit, Krullur would sound mighty, but as it is they still hold plenty of bite. Necromancer Of Death brims with traditional heavy/thrash metal attitude and it shows off their instrumentation really well.
Stream Grounds For Termination here:-
It can be purchased from Horror Pain Gore Death via their bandcamp page.
Krullur themselves pressed CD copies a while ago, so if you'd rather a physical copy and if there are any left, get in touch with them via Facebook.
Krullur Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Krullur
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/horrorpaingoredeath