Anime Torment – Void Terror
The record’s single ‘Easy Prey’ is surprisingly catchy; something that deathcore often lacks. This is reminiscent of the older traditions of the genre, that bands like Suicide Silence and All Shall Perish were able to announce in the mid 2000’s when the genre began to spark interest with the help of social media. This theme is somewhat continued along the rest of the band’s offerings, whilst providing the usual meat-and-potatoes deathcore traditions of insane blastbeats, canourus riffing, and a bonus, hefty vocal contribution that both singers of Despised Icon would be envious of; often entering more hardcore limitations. These vocals have a slight accent which provides variety, and overall they overpower in the mix, but that isn’t too say the production isn’t at fault as the instrumental aspect connects hand in hand with a melodic backbone strengthening them entirely and is more stable and suitable than you could imagine.
The EP’s artwork is like candy to any core fan, enticing listeners in with a common goal of bands in this line of work. Fortunately, it pays off, since the EP is brimmed with promise and deliverance with its meaty treasures within. Having a different logo for every release since their birth in 2007 is often confusing and a little trickery for fans to scoop up the latest merch items, but clearly something has worked for Anime Torment in the years of progression as they prove that core is the law in these perilous times.
4 / 5 STARS