TenchRot are a band Pennsylvania that plays a very old school form of death metal with elements of doom metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Necronomic Warfare" which will be released by Unspeakable Axe Records.
The album begins with a very fast and old school sounding death metal sound that goes back to the early 90's and you can hear some dark sounding melodies, the growls that start to kick in are in the early Pestilence and Asphyx vein as well as having a feeling that reminds me of early Morgoth, the mid paced parts of the album are very soul crushing and destroy all the posers on sight with their true approach to death metal,
Guitar leads on the album have a very melodic and old school approach to them, while the blast beats are very heavy, once the doom metal elements start to kick in, the music starts to get a lot more heavier which you can hear on "Gustav Gun" and the song is a true masterpiece in death/doom metal while also bringing back memories of Obituary ere Slowly We Rot, and Cause Of Death as well as adding a touch of New York's long forgotten 'Sorrow', as the album moves on d-beats get mixed in along with the regular blast beats to further enhance the old school elements of the album,
Synths do finally start to come in briefly and they bring a very dark and atmospheric sound which also leads up to the guitar solos getting more dark and invoking a presence of sorrow while it is not used throughout the album but it does return for the title track bringing in an epic feeling, with the rest of the music focuses on heaviness, with the album adding in a great amount of Bolt Thrower influences which really brings out the war elements of the music, once the album moves on mid 80's to early 90's Swedish influences become a part of the mix, you can tell the band are true fans of old school death metal and they truly bring it out with their music.
Song lyrics cover war and violence, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and old school sound with the bass guitars being mixed down low in the mix and are very hard to hear on the album except for a few seconds on one song.
In my opinion TrenchRot are a very great sounding old school doom/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Death By TrenchRot" "Mad Dogs Of War" "Necronomic Warfare" and "Dragged Down To Hell". RECOMMENDED BUY.