Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cleric-Gratum Inferno

Metal in Dallas for the most part is a bummer. Being the city where Pantera made their way into the lime-light has left the scene in this stunted growth where most of the bands around are bands that wish that they were Pantera in their prime. All the while this is happening there are bands making headway, Divine Eve, Giant of the Mountain, Steel Bearing Hand, Tyrannosorceress, Plunge, and Cleric. 

Cleric has been around in DFW for around 7 years now, in one form or another. The band was around as a four piece from 2007 and 2008 before shrinking to a trio and disappearing into the fog. In 2011 the band regrouped with the 2009 line-up plus a stand-alone frontman, Zac Christian, and began working at it again. Well a year ago the group brought this monstrosity of a record to life. If you're a fan of old Swedish Death metal with chainsaws replacing the guitars and dredgingly crushing doom moments this band is for you. 

This record is still available via the band and Tofu Carnage records (and oh my fucking god is that vinyl absolutely beautiful). Take a listen, buy the record and embrace the left hand path.

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